Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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9-15 Marker 5-19-12

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Side A: Gateway to the Northwest. Near this site on Sept. 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, drove a stake: This was the "Point of Beginning" of the Geographer's Line for the survey of the first "Seven Ranges" of six-mile square townships in compliance with the Federal Land Ordinance of 1785. This survey served as a prototype for most of the western United States (except Texas) and many countries of the world. Side B: Same. Same