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Near Caledonia in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Claridon Prairie

 
 
Claridon Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 19, 2008
1. Claridon Prairie Marker
Inscription.
This grass land, extending one mile east between the road and the railway, is one of the few surviving remnants of the once extensive prairies that were part of pioneer Marion County. This strip, preserved by chance when the railway and road were constructed side by side, contains more than 75 species of significant prairie grasses and flowers.
 
Erected 1978 by Marion County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.088′ N, 83° 1.724′ W. Marker is near Caledonia, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Marion-Galion Road (Local Road 114), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is between Township Road 114 and the railroad track, about 175 feet east of Columbus-Sandusky Road (Ohio Route 98), and about 0.2 miles north of the intersection of Ohio Route 98 and Harding Highway East (Ohio Route 309). Marker is in this post office area: Caledonia OH 43314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Marion, World War II Prisoners of War (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Marion Engineer Depot
Claridon Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 19, 2008
2. Claridon Prairie Marker
Looking west toward Columbus-Sandusky Road (OH Rt 98).
(approx. 1.3 miles away); World War II Displacement (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scioto Ordnance Plant Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding (approx. 3.4 miles away); Owl Creek Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cummins Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Home of Warren G. Harding (was approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caledonia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marion County Prairies. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Vegetation of Claridon Railroad Prairie. A scientific reference paper. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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