A Feature of Ohio's GeologyThis recess cave was named for the "old man" Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800's and is a part of the scenic Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word "hockhocking," referring to the Hocking River's bottle-shaped gorge near Lancaster. Streams and percolating groundwater carved the hollows and caves in this area from layers of sandstone bedrock that vary in hardness. The hollow's moist, cool climate preserves more typically northern tree species such as eastern hemlock trees and Canada yew, which have persisted since the glaciers retreated 15,000 years ago.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 368236 N 4366073|
|Decimal Degrees||39.43413333, -82.53103333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.048', W 82° 31.862'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 2.88" N, 82° 31' 51.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20531-21115 OH-374 Scenic, Logan OH 43138, US|
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