Large Adena Burial Mound Near the Famouns Serpent Mound

Large Adena Burial Mound Near the Famouns Serpent Mound


One of the largest burial mounds in Ohio is a short distance from the famous Serpent Mound in Ohio.  

This photo shows that the Ohio Historical Societies interpretation of preserving the mounds is to have the landowner cultivate it.   I propose that we have a fundraiser to come up with the $20.00 worth of corn that this mound must yield to give to the farmer, if he needs the cash that badly.  Photo from "The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley."

This how the mound at Fincastle appears on Google Earth



Generally burial mounds were constructed on high plateaus overlooking a river valley.  The mound builders believed in ancestral worship and the mound have been visible from the adjoining low lands