Richmond Indiana's Lost Indian Burial Mounds Within the City Limits

 In most cases, discovering an Indian burial mound is done in the country.  However, in the city of Richmond Indiana a burial mound is located on a high hill within the city limits.  The one burial mound is all that is left of a larger mound and earthwork complex that included additional mounds and a square earthwork.

Surviving burial mound is located south of the "Fort."  Square earthworks were abundant in this part of Indiana. Another square was north of Richmond and another at Winchester Indiana. 

The burial mound near the "Fort" is still visible and unique in that a raises sacred via is evident going down the steep hill to the next terrace.  

Richmond City Waterworks. Mound originally was thirty-five feet in diameter and nearly six feet high. Located in the northeast one quarter of Section 34, Wayne Township.

After clearing brush away from this burial mound, I was able to get this photograph. The mound is within the city limits of Richmond within the arboretum. 

The ruins of the ancient civilization known as the Adena Hopewell are scattered all over the State of Indiana. 85 burial mound and earthwork sites have been located. Like the mounds in Richmond, nothing is preserved in the State of Indiana. 

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