The Oak Openings Regions

The Oak Openings Regions (HM1S9U)

Location: Holland, OH 43528 Lucas County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 37.449', W 83° 42.207'

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— Ohio Historical Marker —

Ice Age glaciers formed the distinct landscape of the Oak Openings Region, which is dominated by rolling sand dunes and wet prairies interrupted by clusters of oak trees. Although the sandy soil did not support agriculture well, the early settlers of Springfield Township and the Village of Holland raised cranberries and other fruits. Encompassing nearly 130 square miles, the Oak Openings Region was designated as one of America's "Last Great Places" by The Nature Conservancy and is home to over 180 rare and endangered species. Local legend holds that prior to the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, Miami Chief Little Turtle and Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket passed through the Oak Openings and met at a council with Wyandot chiefs on the hill near the Springfield Township Cemetery.
HM NumberHM1S9U
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number38-48
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Springfield Township, Village of Holland, Holland/Springfield/Spencer Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 274784 N 4611578
Decimal Degrees41.62415000, -83.70345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.449', W 83° 42.207'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 26.94" N, 83° 42' 12.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419, 567
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6800-6898 Holly Dr, Holland OH 43528, US
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