Colossus Adena Burial Mound in Butler County, Ohio

Colossus Adena Burial Mound in Butler County, Ohio

    From the "History of Butler County, Ohio"
The largest of all the mounds within the county is that in Madison Township, located on the land of Joseph Henry, section 19. It is forty-three feet high, and contains nearly twenty-five thousand feet of clay. From its position and height it must have been the principal watchtower for the people of the surrounding country, and the one which received the signals from the Great Mound near Miamisburg. Ross Township presents an interesting group situated on section 21. Here we have a group of four mounds, the largest about twenty-six feet high. Removed from them a distance of a few rods are two more. The largest might have been used as a signal station; but the smaller mounds would apparently discredit this supposition.

The Great Mound of Butler County from Googel Earth.

One of Ohio's largest Adena Burial mounds as seen from Google Earth.  
Photo from "The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley." What appears to be two peaks of the mound is the result of the Ohio Historical Societies archaeological digs. It is never the practice of archaeologists to restore burial mounds after desecrating them.

If you travel to the mound in the summer months, this is what you will see.  The state of Ohio puts little or no value on the remnants of one of the worlds most prestigious ancient cultures. The largest remaining stone burial mound in Ohio is only a few miles from this site that is equally neglected.