A Feature of the Great Black SwampA dense swamp forest roughly the size of the state of Connecticut once stretched across this region of Ohio and Indiana. A remnant of ancient Lake Maumee, this dense, soggy flatland supported abundant waterfowl and wildlife, but blocked travel and settlement and remained largely uninhabited until it was cleared and drained for agriculture between 1860 and 1885. This marsh and other scatter remnants are all that remain of the Great Black Swamp. Managed for a variety of wetland wildlife. Magee is one of the premier bird watching sites in North America with more than 300 species.
|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, The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 317364 N 4609907|
|Decimal Degrees||41.62000000, -83.19221667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 37.2', W 83° 11.533'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 37' 12.00" N, 83° 11' 31.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||419, 567|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 121-125 Park Rd 1, Oak Harbor OH 43449, US|
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