Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #5-37 Old Man’s Cave

I recently visited the Hocking Hill Sate park area to hike and walk along the trails of Old Man’s Cave.  This is always a great day trip from Columbus, Ohio for the entire family, including the pooch. 

It is always fun and interesting to read and see all the Remarkable Ohio History.  Read about the 1447 Remarkable Ohio Historical sites here.

Remarkable Ohio Historical Marker #5-37 Old Man's Cave || Sharon the Moments Blog

Remarkable Ohio Historical Marker #5-37 Old Man’s Cave || Sharon the Moments Blog

Marker #5-37 Old Man’s Cave located in Hocking County is located in the Hocking Hills State park.

This recess cave was named for the “old man” Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800s and is a part of scenic Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word “hockinghocking,” 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. 


So whether a huge Ohio history buff or just want to learn more about our great state, be sure to stop and read the Remarkable Ohio Historical Markers as you pass by when traveling.

Love Remarkable Ohio.  What remarkable sites have you visited?

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