Ohio Prairie Hall of Fame Inductees

Ohio Prairie  Hall of Fame

  Ohio Prairie Association


Ohio Prairie FAQs

Questions  (FAQs) About Ohio Prairies

Ohio Prairies  to Visit


Ohio Prairie Plants Info

Ohio Prairie Plant Species Information

Ohio Prairies Each Season

Ohio Prairies Each Season

Mission & Vision Statements

Mission and Vision Statements

Contact OPA

Contact OPA

Officers & Board Members

Officers and Board of Trustees

Become a Member



About OPA

About OPA

Prairie Links

Prairie Information Links

Prairie Regions  of Ohio

Prairie Regions of Ohio Ohio Prairies Map Become a Member

New Prairie Plant Names

New Latin and Common Names

Go to OPA Facebook page

Persistence of Ohio Prairies

Ohio prIr


Persistence of Ohio Prairies Become a Member

1978 Ohio Prairies Report

OBS Ohio Prairie Report


Milford Center Prairie
State Nature Preserve





Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve   



Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve   

Prairie Name

Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve


In Union County, go 2.5 miles along SR 4 south of Milford Center; then turn west on to Connor Road and travel less than 0.5 mile to the powerline right-or-way. Park in the right-of-way just off Connor Road and follow the mowed right-of-way path south across Treacle Creek.


Dayton Power and Light Company

Prairie History

This Darby Plains prairie site was originally a railroad right of way. Presently, the high quality prairie lies beneath a large transmission powerline on the former right of way.

The site is a prairie representative of the Darby Plains Ohio Prairie Region. (Prairie Regions of Ohio)


7 acres, about 1.6 miles in length.

Prairie Description

Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve conserves and displays natural populations of typical Darby Plains prairie grasses and forbs. At least 57 such species have been inventoried along the right of way.

Visitation Information


This 1.5 mile former railroad right-of- way, under a large electrical transmission line, has over 4 dozen typical  prairie species of the Darby Plains Ohio Prairie Region.