Mound Builders: Hillsdale County, Michigan Prehistoric Remains


Compendium of History and Biography of Hillsdale, Michigan, 1903

Evidences of a prehistoric race of inhabitants and their extended residence here is shown by the number of their burial mounds, notably in Jefferson township, where they are quite numerous north of the chain of eight lakes, of which Deer Lake is the largest, and in the vicinity of Bird Lake. Those that have been examined show, besides the skeletons of the buried people, pottery, pipes and other articles....

In the Ohio Archaeological map, a group of five mounds was located in the extreme northwest part of the state. Two mounds in Section 17 of Northwest Township and one mound in fractional section eight of Williams County Ohio. The other two mounds were north over the line in Hillsdale County in Section 8 of Camden Township.

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