Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark

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Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark
Hanging Rock Lagro Ind.jpg
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 40°49′48″N 85°42′26″W / 40.83°N 85.70722°W / 40.83; -85.70722Coordinates: 40°49′48″N 85°42′26″W / 40.83°N 85.70722°W / 40.83; -85.70722
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[edit]

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

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