Old Man's Cave

Old Man's Cave (HM103)

Location: Logan, OH 43138 Hocking County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.048', W 82° 31.862'

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A Feature of Ohio's Geology

This recess cave was named for the "old man" Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800's and is a part of the scenic Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word "hockhocking," referring to the Hocking River's bottle-shaped gorge near Lancaster. Streams and percolating groundwater carved the hollows and caves in this area from layers of sandstone bedrock that vary in hardness. The hollow's moist, cool climate preserves more typically northern tree species such as eastern hemlock trees and Canada yew, which have persisted since the glaciers retreated 15,000 years ago.
HM NumberHM103
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-37
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 368236 N 4366073
Decimal Degrees39.43413333, -82.53103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.048', W 82° 31.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 2.88" N, 82° 31' 51.72" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20531-21115 OH-374 Scenic, Logan OH 43138, US
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