World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark

Article Id: WHEBN0008946784
Reproduction Date:

Title: Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Portland Arch Nature Preserve, Ouabache State Park, Versailles State Park, Pike State Forest (Indiana), Salamonie River State Forest
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark

Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark
Early postcard photo of Hanging Rock
Map showing the location of Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark
Map showing the location of Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark
Map of Indiana
Location Wabash County, Indiana, United States
Coordinates
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Established 2009
Designated: 1986

Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark is a 4-acre (1.6 ha) site in Wabash County, Indiana[1] that was designated a National Natural Landmark in May, 1986.[2] The site, located on the southern bank of the Wabash River near the town of Lagro, contains an impressive natural exposure of fossilized coral reef dating from the Silurian Period some 400 million years ago. The limestone reef deposit rises 75 feet (23 m) above the river and is being undercut by it, giving the site its "hanging" appearance.

Hanging Rock is owned by Acres Land Trust, and is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Fishing and littering at Hanging Rock are prohibited.

References

  1. ^ "ACRES Preserves". Acres Land Trust. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef". nps.gov.  

External links

  • Acres Land Trust
  • Acres Land Trust's Virtual Hike of Hanging Rock on YouTube.
  • National Park Service Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.