The Cranberry Prairie
A Geological Feature of Western Ohio
By the 1860s, immigrant German farmers had begun transforming
the swamp into fertile farmland. "Wild Bill" Simison, a legendary
inhabitant, lived in the swamp and settlers respected him for his
knowledge of the area. By the turn of the nineteenth century,
Granville Township School #7, St. Francis Catholic Church, and
Bertke's Store stood at the edge of the Cranberry Prairie.
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission The Longaberger Company St. Francis Catholic Church The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1- 54.)
Location. 40° 23.551′ N, 84° 34.931′ W. Marker is near St. Henry, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Ft Recovery Minster Road (County Route 30b) and Cranberry Road (County Route 115), on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cranberry School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Carthagena Black Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Rose Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Star (approx. 4.9 miles away); New Weston Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Maria Stein Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Annie Oakley (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Henry.
Categories. • Environment • Paleontology • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.