Mt. Vernon, Ohio (Knox County) Adena Mounds Desecrated in the City Cemetery

Mt. Vernon, Ohio (Knox County) Adena Mounds Desecrated in the City Cemetery


The Adena burial mound was excavated by the Ohio Historical Society and then used to entomb a historic burial.


Map of the mound published in the Ohio Archaeological Atlas.


The mound is much reduced today with the expansion of the vault and additonal burials. Photo tour of the largest burial mounds in Ohio here. https://youtu.be/H5NN9nNRQKg


Another large Adena mound is also located in the cemetery that has also been desecrated by building a vault into the side.