Field of Corn

Field of Corn (HM21IC)

Location: Dublin, OH 43017 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.1', W 83° 7.437'

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Corn

—First of Multiple Plaques —

Corn has been cultivated in Ohio for approximately 1800 years. It was
known to prehistoric Native American Hopewell peoples (A.D. 100-
500 ) and was grown in large quantities by the later Fort Ancient Indians
(A.D. 1000- 1550). Prehistoric and historic Native Americans combined
planting corn, beans, squash, and gourds in their fields and small
garden plots. Two important varieties of corn were Northern flint corn,
which had 16 to 20 rows of round kernels on a long thin cobb, and Southern
gourdseed corn, which had short stubby ears with up to 32 rows of
kernels. By the mid-1700s, Native Americans in Ohio grew great quantities
of corn, often in large fields. Particularly along the Scioto and Miami
River valleys, it was not uncommon to see thousands of acres of cornfields.
The Wyandot Indians, who were known to have camped on Indian Run
just north of Dublin village, were prominent among the historic Native
American cultivators of corn.

Second plaque
Malcolm Cochrane (1948- )
Columbus, Ohio
"Field of Corn" (with Osage Orange Trees), 1994
cast concrete, bronze, new planting of Osage Orange trees
(City of Dublin logo) (Dublin Arts Council logo)
Details
HM NumberHM21IC
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByDublin Arts Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 318918 N 4439353
Decimal Degrees40.08500000, -83.12395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.1', W 83° 7.437'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 6" N, 83° 7' 26.22" W
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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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