The Muskingum River Flows North

The Muskingum River Flows North (HM8MU)

Location: Philo, OH 43771 Muskingum County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 52.093', W 81° 54.609'

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Thirty-thousand years ago, the streams and rivers in this area flowed north. A ridge extended across what is today the Muskingum-Morgan County line about seven miles south of the Philo Lock. When the Wisconsin Glacier moved down from Canada 25,000 years ago, the glacier blocked the north flowing streams. A large lake formed in Muskingum County. Eventually the water spilled over the ridge and flowed to the Ohio River, carving the Muskingum River Valley. When the glaciers retreated, the drainage divide moved north to an east-west line 30 to 50 miles south of Lake Erie. The Tuscarawas, Walhonding, Scioto, Muskingum and other area rivers and streams have continued to flow south ever since.
HM NumberHM8MU
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number8-60
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Muskingum River Parkway and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 422160 N 4413527
Decimal Degrees39.86821667, -81.91015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.093', W 81° 54.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 5.58" N, 81° 54' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-38 Co Hwy 32, Philo OH 43771, US
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