Adena Mound is photographed in Northeast Indiana

Adena Mound is photographed in Northeast Indiana

   This mound is located out of the sphere designated by archaeologists, but the conical shape of the mound that is encircled by an earthwork is clearly Adena.  Another similar mound was located about 50 miles to the north in Lagrange county.

The circular ditch that surrounds the mound is still visible across from the cemetery drive. Another mound with an encircling earthwork was located north, in Lagrange County, Indiana, unfortunately it was so overgrown that a good photo was impossible. Several other mounds similar to this one are described in Ohio county histories within the Great Lakes drainage. A mound surrounded by a ditch is clearly Adena, and is more evidence that Northeast Indiana was their early home.
Several years ago square shaped excavations were seen on the side of the mound revealing that archeologist were attempting to retrieve grave goods from its interior. As is the case of 80 percent of all archaeological digs, no paper was ever published.

The mound and cemetery is located one mile south of Warren on upland above a small creek that empties into the Salamonie River and can be found by taking S.R. 5 South from I-69 to Warren. At the flashing four way stop go left on S.R. 218 one mile to the Redman Cemetery.



Indiana Geological Survey, Huntington County, 1875
  No traces of the works of the pre-historic mound builders are found in the county, except along the Salomonie River, in the southeast corner, opposite Warren, where, on a high eminence in the bend of the latter river, there are two mounds.  The first one visited is at Daniel Adsits.  It is about twenty-five feet in circumference and six feet high.  A slight excavation has been made into the top, but so far as could be learned no relics were found.  There is a shallow trench completely surrounding it.  From the top the view overlooks the Salamonie and its fine fertile bottoms.  The other mound is about a quarter of a mile to the northwest, and in a cultivated orchard belonging to John D. Jones, and near his barn.  The mound has been nearly destroyed by the plow, and I was unable to learn that it possessed any peculiar features, or contained any relics.