Clear Fork Gorge

Clear Fork Gorge (HMG3S)

Location: Perrysville, OH 44864 Ashland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 36.648', W 82° 17.193'

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A Feature of Ohio's Forests

Clear Fork Gorge was formed when glacial meltwater cut through the sandstone bedrock that forms its steep walls fourteen to twenty-four thousand years ago. The gorge is one thousand feet wide and over three hundred feet deep. Its seclusion has preserved a rare forest community that includes native white pine and towering eastern hemlock. A National Natural Landmark, the gorge displays a wide variety of other tree species more common throughout the state, with sycamore on the bottomlands, beech, ash, and tulip farther up the slope, and oak and maple on the ridges above. The gorge has changed little since pioneer legend Johnny Appleseed tended his apple orchards nearby.
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HM NumberHMG3S
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number7-70
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 391163 N 4496349
Decimal Degrees40.61080000, -82.28655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.648', W 82° 17.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 38.88" N, 82° 17' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1005-1099 Gorge Overlook, Perrysville OH 44864, US
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