Field of Corn

Field of Corn (HM21IA)

Location: Dublin, OH 43017 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.091', W 83° 7.436'

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Osage Orange Trees

—Second of Multiple Plaques —

The Osage orange trees on this site are remnants of a tree row typical
of those which once extended for miles along the edge of farm fields
in Dublin. The Osage orange, or Maclura pomifera, is a member of the
mulberry family, and is native to midwestern North America. Its
common name refers to the Osage Indians of Arkansas and Missouri
who used the dense orange wood to make bows and tomahawks. Early
farmers often planted the Osage orange as fencing along the fields and property
lines because its irregular, thorny branches quickly grew to form a secure
boundary. These hedge rows also provided refuge for birds and small
animals. The fruit of the Osage orange is the size of a softball and
chartreuse green in color with bumpy surface texture like brains. It
is widely known as a natural repellant for roaches, spiders, and other
HM NumberHM21IA
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDublin Arts Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 318919 N 4439336
Decimal Degrees40.08485000, -83.12393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.091', W 83° 7.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 5.46" N, 83° 7' 26.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)614, 937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4923-5025 Rings Rd, Dublin OH 43017, US
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