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Page By: desainme

Created/Edited: Sep 16, 2007 / Sep 16, 2007

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desainmeIt is actually

desainme

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Clifton Gorge near Yellow Springs Ohio not too far east of Wright-Patterson Airforce Base. Clifton is a limestone gorge whereas the Hocking Hills is carved from sandstone.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 1:12 am

lcarreauI didn't know the

lcarreau

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stuff was around either, but that's probably because I've
never set foot in Ohio. Why is it called Hocking Hills???
Posted Jan 28, 2008 1:33 am

desainmeHocking Hills

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I assumed it was named after some early settler, but such is not the case. Hocking County is a contraction of HockHocking- a Delaware word meaning bottle neck referring to the appearance of the Hocking River at the falls. The first settler appears to have been one Christian Eby who set up a mill on Queer Creek just a bit southwest of my topozone map center. A paper on the 114 hectare "Deep Woods" (216 acres) lists Christian Westenhaven as a likely earlier settler or visitor to the area in 1798. Hocking County was founded 31 March, 1816
Posted Jan 28, 2008 4:12 pm

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