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Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, Jackson
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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 Historical Society.
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  • My sister and I decided to do a tour of the various Native American sites in southern Ohio and this was one of our stops. It took some time to find it as the Google map directions we printed out took ...  more »
  • My husband took me there when I first moved to Jackson. And I knew what I had to do. After waiting literally years, I got my chance at the best pictures ever. We took our boys during the fall, and I t...  more »
  • Stopped here to see what they were all about. It is off the main road but all on asphalt. There is a parking are and there are picnic tables if you desire to partake. We went on part of the walk and w...  more »
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  • Small excursion, cool petroglyphs. Covered so you can still see in the rain. Week worth the stop. This place is not attended but accessible 24/7.
  • Leo petroglyph site is a fort ancient location that horned petroglyph is missmissgrashi we know hin as tarus the bull. It is the only location that ive found the symbol for the great snake skin medicine bag:, which means this site may be the location for the first medicine lodge this is a place of legend the most powerful healing site the priesthood created. The female priestess is using a stone egg made of crystal, she is a level four priestess, the highest level they could reach. Look at all the rolled and polished crystals in the ravine below, look at the bottom of the little creek. Still more crystal going deep underground. Put crytal with underground water add a alingment that squezes the earth and energy is releastd. One set of petroglyphs says when the spirit of the earth entrs the water great medicine is releasted.the altar they mention is still there took me years to find it about the size of a coffee cup and into it goes a certain stone egg. One pours water into and over it to connect to the energy below good luck and understand where you are.
  • The gorge is breathtaking, but come on, a prehistoric PENGUIN petroglyph - in OHIO?
  • This is a special and mysterious place. Fascinating. However, I did not like seeing all the trash in the parking lot and on the hiking trail left by inconsiderate people. I picked up as much as I could.
  • Saw the spot on google maps and decided to add a stop into our trip since we had plenty of time today. Interesting that the petroglyphs are all in one spot. The trail through the gorge is BEAUTIFUL. Off the beaten path but well worth a visit!