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Near Oak Harbor in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

A Feature of the Great Black Swamp

 
 
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Cluckey II, November 18, 2011
1. Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Marker
Inscription. A dense swamp forest roughly the size of the state of Connecticut once stretched across this region of Ohio and Indiana. A remnant of ancient Lake Maumee, this dense, soggy flatland supported abundant waterfowl and wildlife, but blocked travel and settlement and remained largely uninhabited until it was cleared and drained for agriculture between 1860 and 1885. This marsh and other scatter remnants are all that remain of the Great Black Swamp. Managed for a variety of wetland wildlife. Magee is one of the premier bird watching sites in North America with more than 300 species.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 37.2′ N, 83° 11.533′ W. Marker is near Oak Harbor, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from 13229 West State Route 2 2.5 miles east of North Stange Road. Touch for map. Entrance road leaves the north side of West State Route 2 past Black Swamp Bird Observatory Nature Center .5 mile left into
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Marker in front of Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Cluckey II, November 18, 2011
2. Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Marker in front of Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center
Sportman's Migratory Bird Center parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Harbor OH 43449, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milestones (approx. 14.7 miles away); Woodville “The Lime Center of the World” / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike (approx. 14.7 miles away); Trail Tree (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNotable Places
 
Magee Marsh from Hawkwatch Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Cluckey II, November 18, 2011
3. Magee Marsh from Hawkwatch Observation Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by Thomas Cluckey II of Oregon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2011, by Thomas Cluckey II of Oregon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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