W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna

W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna (HM25R1)

Location: Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 Madison County
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N 40° 2.709', W 83° 28.631'

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The W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna is a mostly undisturbed remnant of the once expansive Darby Plains Prairies. Prior to European settlement more than two centuries ago, the Darby Plains covered an area of more than 380 square miles west of Columbus. These prairies were an eastward extension of the Great Plains Prairie that Ohio State Professor Edgar Transeau termed the Prairie Peninsula in 1935. The W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna is a 20-acre vestige of a once large and varied habitat of native tallgrass prairie and oak groves. The prairie contains bur oaks, one of Ohio's largest stands of prairie dropseed grass, and several other native prairie plants. Named for a former landowner, William Pearl King (1891-1960), the site has been owned and managed by Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks since 2006.
HM NumberHM25R1
Year Placed2016
Placed ByColumbus & Franklin County Metroparks and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 288676 N 4435708
Decimal Degrees40.04515000, -83.47718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.709', W 83° 28.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 42.54" N, 83° 28' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)937, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7598 Co Hwy 119, Mechanicsburg OH 43044, US
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