Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Wabash River and the Big Four Cut
Paradise Spring Riverwalk
The Wabash Reef, located northeast of the park and visible from where you are standing, is estimated to be 400 million years old.
Archaeologists believe that such formations are a result of the Silurian Sea that, at one time, covered part of Indiana and the Great Lakes region.
It is believed that reefs such as this were exposed and modified by the rise and fall of the ancient Wabash River.
The partially exposed Wabash Reef is approximately 5.7 acres in size and is composed of dolomite. The reef is nationally recognized as a fine example of Silurian Reef.
The reef is located on private property. Please view it from afar.
Location. 40° 47.807′ N, 85° 48.862′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker can be reached from E. Market Street 0.2 miles east of S. Allen Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the east end of Paradise Spring Park south of the parking lot and across the railroad tracks; the above directions are to the driveway to the park’s northeast parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Kin-Com-A-Ong Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Cook's Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Storage Cabin (about 300 feet away); Treaty of 1826 Meeting Camp (about 400 feet away); Council House (about 400 feet away); Quarters of James B. Ray (about 400 feet away); The Big Four Railroad (about 400 feet away); Quarters of Lewis Cass (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wabash.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.