Hanging Rock Hill
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As you look out across Indiana, the primary feature is the horizon. This is a pretty flat state.
Except in the southernmost counties. The Ice Age’s glaciers stopped short of them and therefore did not flatten them. There are quite some hills down there.
You’ll find a few rock formations in southern Indiana. Like this one, Hanging Rock Hill, on State Road 7 in the Ohio River town of Madison. My little red car in the photo gives a good sense of this outcropping’s scale.
Much of the year water falls down the face of the rock, but on this visit a hot, dry spell had dried up the water.
There are old photographs of Hanging Rock Hill that show the road running under it! Those photographs show a steep dropoff at road’s edge, suggesting that constructing the modern highway meant considerably building out this hill.
Last updated on 14 March 2020 by Jim Grey