Little Mountain Indian Mound

Little Mountain Indian Mound (HM1KXM)

Location: Mount Sterling, KY 40353 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 3.303', W 83° 56.313'

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(Front)
On this site stood the massive Little Mountain Indian Mound, from which Mount Sterling derived its name. Constructed by the Adena Indian culture about 2000 years ago, the circular mound stood 25 feet in height and 125 feet in diameter and was located along the Warrior's Trace.

(Reverse)
It was a prominent landmark used by William Calk and Enoch Smith to survey land claims in 1775. James Estill and his men camped here on March 21, 1782, the night before the battle of Estill's Defeat. In 1845, the city removed the mound & extraordinary artifacts of copper, marble, stone, and shell were recovered during the excavation.
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HM NumberHM1KXM
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Marker Number2290
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 242168 N 4216000
Decimal Degrees38.05505000, -83.93855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.303', W 83° 56.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 18.18" N, 83° 56' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213-333 S Queen St, Mount Sterling KY 40353, US
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