Flint Ridge State Memorial

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Flint Ridge State Memorial
Typical outcrop at Flint Ridge.jpg
A typical boulder at the site
Flint Ridge State Memorial is located in Ohio
Flint Ridge State Memorial
Flint Ridge State Memorial is located in the US
Flint Ridge State Memorial
Nearest cityBrownsville, Ohio
Coordinates39°59′25″N 82°15′36″W / 39.990322°N 82.260004°W / 39.990322; -82.260004Coordinates: 39°59′25″N 82°15′36″W / 39.990322°N 82.260004°W / 39.990322; -82.260004
Area250 acres (100 ha)
NRHP reference #70000505[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 10, 1970

Flint Ridge State Memorial is a Native American flint quarry located in Hopewell Township, Licking County, Ohio, about three miles north of Brownsville at the intersection of Brownsville Road and Flint Ridge Road. Old quarry pits are visible, and a museum is on the site.

Flint is a variety of quartz and the flint on the ridge is the Vanport Limestone Member of the Allegheny Formation of Pennsylvanian age.[2][3]

Flint Ridge contains quarry pits where all of the ancient people of Ohio came to get flint for both tools and weapons.[4] Some archaeologists believe that the Hopewell culture traded the brightly colored flint from this area for materials from other areas of North America.[5]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Rice, C.L., Kosanke, R.M., and Henry, T.W., 1994, Revision of nomenclature and correlations of some Middle Pennsylvanian units in the northwestern part of the Appalachian basin, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, IN Rice, C.L., ed., Elements of Pennsylvanian stratigraphy, central Appalachian basin: Geological Society of America Special Paper, 294, p. 7-26.
  3. ^ DeLong, R. M., 1972, Bedrock Geology of the Flint Ridge Area, Licking and Muskingum Counties, Ohio: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Report of Investigations 84, color map with text.
  4. ^ Ohio Historical Society: Flint Ridge
  5. ^ Touring Ohio: Flint Ridge State Memorial

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