Grave Creek Mound
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!
N 39° 55.032 W 080° 44.616
17S E 521912 N 4418598
Quick Description: Outside the museum for the famous Mound in Moundsville, WV. When we visited, the museum and grounds were closed for renovations!
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2007 10:10:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM27XM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 56

Long Description:

This world-famous burial mound was built by the Adena people sometime before the Christian Era. The mound was originally 69 feet high, 295 feet in diameter and was encircled by a moat. There were many mounds in the area, hence the city's name: Moundsville. In 1838 the Grave Creek Mound was tunneled into and two log tombs with several burials and grave offerings was found.

Marker Location: MOUNDSVILLE, WV

County or Independent City: MOUNDSVILLE, WV

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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