Sheriden Cave

Sheriden Cave (HM1RI6)

Location: Carey, OH 43316 Wyandot County
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N 40° 58.844', W 83° 26.687'

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— Ohio Historical Marker —

Indian Trail Caverns, first opened in 1927, is one of many caves that occur on the dolomite ridge traversed by State Route 568 in Wyandot and Hancock counties. Sheriden Cave, a karst sinkhole associated with the caverns, was discovered in 1989. It has collected a remarkable record of Ice Age animal and human activity in its sediments. Excavations have revealed remains of many extinct Late Pleistocene Epoch animals-giant beaver, stag moose, flat-headed and long-nosed peccary, and short-faced bear, among many others-that were sealed in the cave by glacial deposits more than ten thousand years ago. Paleo-Indian tools, including projectile points and scrapers, are evidence of the earliest-known human activity in this region.
HM NumberHM1RI6
Marker Number4-88
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Indian Trail Caverns, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 294321 N 4539496
Decimal Degrees40.98073333, -83.44478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 58.844', W 83° 26.687'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 58' 50.64" N, 83° 26' 41.22" W
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Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 622-1498 OH-568, Carey OH 43316, US
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