Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (HMXIC)

Location: Oak Harbor, OH 43449 Dickinson County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 37.2', W 83° 11.533'

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A Feature of the Great Black Swamp

A 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.
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HM NumberHMXIC
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number12-62
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 317364 N 4609907
Decimal Degrees41.62000000, -83.19221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.2', W 83° 11.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 12.00" N, 83° 11' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121-125 Park Rd 1, Oak Harbor OH 43449, US
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