Ashland County, Ohio Burial Mounds And Earthworks

Ashland County, Ohio Burial Mounds And Earthworks

Archaeological Map of the Burial Mounds and Earthworks in Ashland County, Ohio

ASHLAND COUNTY. 

Ashland county is remarkable among the northern counties 
of the state for the comparatively large number of earthen en- 
closures it contains. Most of these enlosures are quite small, and 
are both the circular and elliptical, and the rectangular type. 
Green township in particular is rich in these enclosures, while 
Mohican township also contains a number.


 The abundance of earthworks in southern Ashland County 
possibly may be due in part to the fact that the Great Trail passed 
through this section, crossing the headwaters of the Mohican river 
and the numerous streams tributary thereto. Numerous burials, 
old village sites, etc., together with the many stone implements 
found show that southern Ashland county was a scene of consider- 
able activity in aboriginal times.