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Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, Jackson

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#94 of 139 in Historic Sites in Ohio
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The Leo Petroglyph is a sandstone petroglyph containing 37 images of humans and other animals as well as footprints of each. The petroglyph is located near the small village of Leo, Ohio (in Jackson County, Ohio) and is thought to have been created by the Fort Ancient peoples (possibly AD 1000–1650). The area in which the sandstone petroglyph was found is on the edge of an unglaciated Mississippian sandstone cliff 20–65 feet high. To this day, the meanings of the drawings are unknown. On November 10, 1970, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The site is maintained by the Ohio History Connection.
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  • Great place right off the beaten path. The petroglyphs are fantastic - ignore the graffiti from dummies. The one mile hike is a great leg stretcher as well. Any outdoor enthusiast would love this.....  more
    Great place right off the beaten path. The petroglyphs are fantastic - ignore the graffiti from dummies. The one mile hike is a great leg stretcher as well. Any outdoor enthusiast would love this.....  more »
  • The ancient carvings in the rock are difficult to see only made harder by the morning sunlight and shadows from the railing. It was intriguing. My GPS was off concerning the location 
    The ancient carvings in the rock are difficult to see only made harder by the morning sunlight and shadows from the railing. It was intriguing. My GPS was off concerning the location  more »
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  • To be honest the carvings look at little childlike but then they are supposedly 2000 years old.
  • The scenery reminded me of the Hocking Hills, and at this time of the year, on a Monday, we had the whole place to ourselves.

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