Burial Mound Surrounded with Ditch and Gateways to the Cardinal Points in Hocking County, Ohio

Burial Mound Surrounded with Ditch and Gateways to the Cardinal Points in Hocking County, Ohio

This mound with four gateways on the Kentucky side of the Portsmouth Works is the most similar to the mound located in Hocking County, Ohio

Slightly visible in the foreground is the embankment of a circular earthwork, about 100 feet in diameter. The large mound that was once measured at 23 feet, is surrounded by an earthen wall with a deep ditch between the outer wall and the burial mound. The ditch that is 20 feet wide is breached by a passage to the mound at four points which are aligned to the cardinal points. This is by far the most incredible burial mound in Ohio.