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Near Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
1. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
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Inscription. In 1942 Cedar Bog became the first nature preserve in Ohio purchased with state funds. Efforts to set this wetland aside began in the 1920s through the efforts of Florence Murdock and her daughter. Efforts intensified in the mid 1930s with help from Walter Brigham Evens, Jr., and finally came to fruition in 1941 due to the interests of Champaign County Common Pleas Judge Owens, Governor John Bicker, and Dr. Edward S. Thomas of the Ohio Historical Society. This relatively small parcel is an outstanding example of a prairie/fen complex known as Cedar Swamp that once covered 7,000 acres of the Mad River Valley. Approximately one quarter of the plant species in Ohio are found here. Cedar Bog also has a large number of rare species, two of which, the Small Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid and Prairie Valerian, occur in Ohio only at Cedar Bog or one other site.
 
Erected 2004 by The Cedar Bog Association Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6- 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.341′ N, 83° 47.531′ W. Marker is near Urbana
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
2. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
full view of marker, with OHS sign, at lane leading north off Woodburn Road
, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on Woodburn Road (County Route 91), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. adjacent to Simon Kenton Trail (hiking/biking). Marker is at or near this postal address: 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana OH 43078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Owen (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Underground Railroad in Champaign County / Lewis Adams (approx. 3.1 miles away); Xue, Bian, and Sun Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bailey and Barclay Halls / Johnny Appleseed (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Anderson Ward Farmstead / John Quincy Adams Ward & Edgar Melville Ward (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tremont City Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Billy "Single" Clifford /Clifford Theater (approx. 4 miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
3. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
marker can be seen at a distance, from the RR crossing and Simon Kenton Trail, looking west on Woodburn Road
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
4. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
the bog, looking north off Woodburn Road, at the Cedar creek bridge
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
5. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
Woodburn Road passing west over Cedar Creek, through the Swamp; the Bog/Fen is to the right
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
6. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
signs at US Rt 68, intersection with Woodburn Road
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2015
7. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Marker
the Nature Lodge, back lane off Woodburn Road, from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 11, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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