Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve (HM1P9E)

Location: Urbana, OH 43078 Champaign County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.341', W 83° 47.531'

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In 1942 Cedar Bog became the first nature preserve in Ohio purchased
with state funds. Efforts to set this wetland aside began in the
1920s through the efforts of Florence Murdock and her daughter.
Efforts intensified in the mid 1930s with help from Walter Brigham
Evens, Jr., and finally came to fruition in 1941 due to the interests
of Champaign County Common Pleas Judge Owens, Governor John
Bicker, and Dr. Edward S. Thomas of the Ohio Historical Society.
This relatively small parcel is an outstanding example of a
prairie/fen complex known as Cedar Swamp that once covered
7,000 acres of the Mad River Valley. Approximately one quarter
of the plant species in Ohio are found here. Cedar Bog also has a
large number of rare species, two of which, the Small Yellow
Lady's Slipper Orchid and Prairie Valerian, occur in Ohio only at
Cedar Bog or one other site.
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HM NumberHM1P9E
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Marker Number6- 11
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Cedar Bog Association Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 261837 N 4437673
Decimal Degrees40.05568333, -83.79218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.341', W 83° 47.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 20.46" N, 83° 47' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 848-934 Township Hwy 91, Urbana OH 43078, US
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