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Yellow Springs in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Glen Helen Natural Area

 

—The Legacy of Hugh Taylor Birch —

 
Glen Helen Nature Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
1. Glen Helen Nature Preserve Marker
close up
Inscription. Glen Helen Natural Area has been designated a registered natural landmark under provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1965
 
Erected 1965 by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 48.035′ N, 83° 53.153′ W. Marker is in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Cory Street (County Route 27) near U.S. 68, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. ½ mile south of U.S. 68, from downtown Yellow Springs. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Corry St, Yellow Springs OH 45387, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Antioch College / and Glen Helen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moncure Daniel Conway / The Conway Colony (approx. half a mile away); Historic Grinnell Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Erastus Mitchell Birch (approx. 1.3 miles away); Horace Mann
Glen Helen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
2. Glen Helen Marker
the marker, at the south trail head
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Birch (approx. 2 miles away); John Bryan (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellow Springs.
 
More about this marker. there are multiple markers at this site
parking lot off Cory street is identified by a large sign. Multiple markers are easily accessed from the south trail head. Other markers are down in the Glen, not handicapped accessible at this date, due to a bridge collapse.
 
Regarding Glen Helen Natural Area. Glen Helen is part of the John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge Complex. Multiple youth camps also connect to the trail series.
The glen is an extension of Antioch College. it is named after Hugh Taylor Birch's daughter, Helen.
Camp Birch, the Horace Mann Monument, and the Orton Memorial are all connected with Hugh Taylor Birch.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Glen Helen Nature Preserve sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
3. Glen Helen Nature Preserve sign
Cory Street entrance and parking lot opposite Antioch College this is the south gate to the park
Glen Helen Nature Preserve sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
4. Glen Helen Nature Preserve sign
this is the north gate, off St Rt 343
Glen Helen Nature Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
5. Glen Helen Nature Preserve
trail info kiosk at south trail head off Cory Street
Glen Helen 2nd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
6. Glen Helen 2nd Marker
close up
Glen Helen 2nd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
7. Glen Helen 2nd Marker
also at south trail head
Glen Helen 3rd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
8. Glen Helen 3rd Marker
close up the Inman Marker
the Inman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
9. the Inman Marker
from the trail
Glen Helen the Ricciardi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
10. Glen Helen the Ricciardi Marker
close up Ricciardi was the stone mason who built the steps, bridges, etc., all through this huge park complex
the Ricciardi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
11. the Ricciardi Marker
the plaza is an example of his work
Glen Helen trail head plaza image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
12. Glen Helen trail head plaza
typical of beautiful stonework found throughout the park
Glen Helen trail side image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
13. Glen Helen trail side
two markers visible near trail head
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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