Marker Number TwoMiamisburg Mound, the largest conical earthwork in Ohio, originally was sixty-eight feet high with a diameter of three hundred feet. One excavating attempt in 1869 reduced the height to its present sixty-five feet. The mound was then partially investigated by means of a vertical shaft which extended from the top to the base and connected with two horizontal tunnels. The exploration revealed one burial eight feet from the top containing a bark covered skeleton and a vault twenty-eight feet lower that was surrounded by logs but without a burial. Along the sides of the vertical shaft were found various layers of ashes and stones, implying that the mound was built in several stages. The entire construction, however, has never been systematically excavated.
|Placed By||The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 10:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 733421 N 4389964|
|Decimal Degrees||39.62763333, -84.28035000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.658', W 84° 16.821'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 39.48" N, 84° 16' 49.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||513, 937|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 633-677 Mound Rd, Miamisburg OH 45342, US|
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