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