Photographs of 85 Adena Hopewell Burial Mounds and Earthworks in Ohio

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Aberdeen Adena Mound

Large Adena burial mound located in Aberdeen, Brown County like many of the burial mounds in Ohio are not maintained and overgrown

Adena Mound
An Adena mound that is 27 ft. high and 140 ft. in diameter, and was surrounded by a circular embankment. It is within Adena State Memorial. It was destroyed by the Ohio Historical Society.

Sioux Hopewell Alligator Mound

A Sioux Hopewell mound builders effigy mound in the shape of a salamander is located in Licking County, Ohio

Austin Brown Adena Mound
Adena burial mound is located near Chillicothe, Ross County was scheduled to be destroyed by the Ohio Historical Society.

Benham Adena Burial Mound

Burial mound  also called the Norwood mound, Located near Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio

Blackwater Adena Giants Earthwork Henge( Sun Temple)  Group

Junction Henge Works

To the north of the previous group, Squire and Davis diagrammed two additional works, one of which is revealed in this photo as a large 210 foot diameter henge.   

Buffington Island Adena Mound. Meigs County, Ohio

Also known as Price Mound. It is about 20 ft. high and 125 ft. in diameter. 

Burchenal Hopewell Sioux Burial Mound
Located in Springfield Township, Hamilton County.

Hopewell Sioux Cedar-Bank Works
Parts of this earthwork are still visible in Ross County

Charles Metzger Adena Mound

Located in Chillicothe, this mound was leveled by the Ohio Historical and then poorly reconstructed.

Cincinnati Hopewell Sioux Ceremonial Enclosure

The principal earthen wall in now downtown, Cincinnati Ohio

Coe Adena Mound
Adena Burial mound in Columbus, Ohio  Franklin County.

Col. Johnston Works. Adena Sun Temple
Located on left bank of Great Miami River, 2.5 miles above Piqua, upon the farm of Col. John Johnston

Conrad Adena Mound 
Located in Cleves, Hamilton County.

Coon Hunters  Adena Mound
Located in Carroll, Fairfield County. 

Dawes Arboretum Adena Mound
This believed to be Adena subconical mound is about 4 ft. high and about 30 ft. across. It occupies the highest point on the grounds. Just north of Jacksontown, Licking County.

                                                                                                                                                               Dawes Arboretum Adena Mound

Another Adena burial mound is found within the Dawes Arboretum that has been reduced but easily seen

Dayton Power and Light Company Hopewell Mound
Located in Wrightsville, Adams County. 

Cemetery Adena Mound in Butler County

Demoret Adena Mound

Located near Ross, Butler County.

Dixon Adena Mound
Also known as Williamson Mound . Located in Licking County on private property. This conical mound is 15 ft. high and 80 ft. in diameter

Dunns Pond Hopewell Mound
 Dunns Pond, near the SE corner of Indian Lake, Logan County. 

Eagle Township Works I Adena Mound
Located in Fincastle, Brown County.  The mound, which is one Ohio's largest, is now being plowed and farmed and on its way to being destroyed.  

Adensa Mound in Brown County, Ohio

Edgington Mound
Also known as Adomeit Mound and Neville Mound.

Edith Ross Mound
Located in Laurelville, Hocking County. Behind this mound on the hill in the background is one of Ohio's
largest and most incredible burial mounds.

Elk Lick Road Mound
Evans Mound. Located near the picnic area in the southern part of East Fork State Park.  This is a good example of why you should not go to Ohio in the summer months to visit the mounds and earthworks. 

Enon Mound

The mound at Enon, north of Dayton 


Enyart Mound
Located in the Indian Creek Preserve in Reily, Butler a small mound that dug in to by archaeologist and supposedly "restored."  The mound is only  a few feet in height, that was originally six.  You can still see where the archaeologist dug and threw the dirt out of the hole. 

Etna Township Mounds, Licking County.

Fairfield Township Works I
Located within the Rentschler Forest Preserve in Butler county Ohio is one of the best preserved and most noteable earthworks.    The two serpent heads facing central sun disc is still well defined.  
One of Ohio's best earthwork sites located in Butler County, Ohio is not maintianed but visible in the winter months.  Signs should be posted at these sites for people to not walk on the earthwork itself.  

Fairmount Mound
On the grounds of the Fairrmount Presbyterian Church it is one of the few maintained mounds in Ohio because the Ohio Historical Society is not responsible for it.

Ferris Owen Mound
Located in Newark, Licking County at the entrance of the main building at Newark High School.

Feurt Mounds and Village

Located in Portsmouth.

Fort Ancient
The Hopewell Indians lived here from 100 B.C.-500 A.D.

Two mounds at the gateway of Fort Ancient. The Ohio Historical Society charges 7.00 to get inside, but you can see plenty from the outside.  

Fort Hill
Fort Hill was constructed to represent a serpent.

Fort Hill is not maintained and there not even a sign to direct you up the hill. If you go in the summer you will  not be able to see anything.

Fortner Mounds

Two mounds located behind some houses in Pinkerington, Fairfield County.

Frankfort Works Mound
Located in Frankfort, Ross County. This work used to consist of a 27 acre square connected to two large circle.
Only one of the 8 mounds that were in the enclosure can currently be seen.

George Deffenbaugh Mound
Located in Laurelville, Hocking County. 
Ohio's most magnificent mound and earthwork sites has had a lot of damage done from idiots at the Ohio Historical Society.  The map is wrong , there is actually four gateways that correspond to the cardinal  points.

Glenford Fort
Located in Glenford, Perry County, on private property. It is a 27-acre Hopewell culture hilltop enclosure of sandstone boulders, not earthworks, in use between 100 B.C.-500 A.D.

Much of the central stone mound was recently destroyed by an Ohio archaeologist without the owners permission.  

Great Butler Mound
This large burial mound in Butler county has the appearance of having two peaks which is due to the Ohio Historical Society trenching through the middle of it.

Great Circle Earthworks
The earthwork complex at Newark Ohio was dedicated to both the Moon and Earth Mother Goddess.  The octagon is aligned to the minumum and maximum moon sets that occur over an 18 year period.  The large henge to the south is aligned to the May 1 sunrise.  
Newark Circular Henge is best seen in the winter months.  It is maintained by the Ohio Historical Society who lets the ditches grow thick in grass obstructing its view.

Newark Octagon
The Newark, Ohio octagon is best viewed in the winter months when there are no golfers.  It is well maintained in the summer also by the golf coarse and another example of why all of Ohio's earthworks should be managed and 
maintained and preserved by the private sector.

High Bank Works
The Highbanks works is nearly identical to the Newark works but is turned 90 degrees to align to the winter and summer solstice.

The highbank work is still visible from this aerial photo. Ohio lets archaeologist come to this site from all over the country to destroy what little remains of this National Treasure. Arrows at the bottom show that parts of the sacred via may still be visible from ground level.

Highbanks Earthworks
Located in Highbanks Metro Park, north of Columbus, Ohio

The Highbank work was constructed by the Iroquois about 800 A.D.  Two early Iroquois burial mounds are also within the park. The Iroquois had assimilated many of the Adena burial and material culture and is many times 
mis-identified by archaeologist.

Hillside Haven Mound
Burial mound in Clinton county was an ossuary that contained many burials until being desecrated by archaeologists.

A small serpent mound is located next the burial mound, part of it has been destroyed by archaeologists.
There are additional serpentine works around this site.

Hope Furnace Mound
A 3 ft. high, 40 ft. diameter mound within Lake Hope State Park, Vinton County.

Hopeton Work
Hopeton earthwork is one example of how the Adena Hopewell had knowledge of high mathematics to be able to square a circle, where the circle and the square have equal areas.  The alignment of the work was to the summer and
winter solstice.

Horn Mound
Located in Tarlton, Pickaway County, this is one of Ohio largest burial mounds that can be seen from miles away.
Of coarse there are no signs designating it as a burial mound.

Hueston Woods Park Mound
This burial mound is overgrown in the summer months and best viewed in the winter.
Huffman MoundHurley Mound
Located in the Taft Reserve, Licking County it is in a ruined state from excavations by archaeologist. Another mound is visible within this park.

Hurley Mound
Located in Lumberton, Clinton County. This mound is slowly eroding down the cliff.

Indian Mound Park
Located in Columbus. 

(nothing to see)

Infirmary Mound
south of Granville, Licking County.
(nothing to see)

Jackson Mound

Located in Pancoastburg, Franklin County

John GabrLocated in Galloway, Franklin County.

Junction Group

Located two miles southwest of Chillicothe in a field that continues to be plowed.

Karshner Mound

Located in Laurelville, Hocking County. This is sometimes called the top hat mound.

Keiter Mound

Located in Wilmington, Clinton County.

Kinder Mound (Hill-Kinder Mound)
Mound in Franklin, Warren County, heavily overgrown. 

Kinzer Mound

Located in South Salem, Ross County.

Lake Ridge Island Mounds

Located in Russells Point, Logan County

Landen Mounds

Two mounds located in Warren County.

Liberty Works
Located in Section 10 of Liberty Twsp., Ross County.  A large burial mound was still extant a few years ago but has been leveled by the Ohio Historical Society. The map above was from "Ancient Monuments," 1848 and was printed backwards.  So zealous was the archaeologist to dig and destroy they never even realized it until a couple of years ago, and their revision was still wrong!

This aerial photo shows the correct position of the works with the square to the south.  A undiscovered sacred via
can be seen in the northwest corner of the square.  Part of the smaller 800 foot diameter circles outline can be een across the road.

Luther List Mound

Located in Circleville, Pickaway County.

Mann Mound
Located in Jacksonburg, Butler County this is Ohio's largest remaining stone mound.

Madisonville Site

Mariemont Embankment overlooking the Little Miami River is left covered in growth.

Marietta Earthworks
A group of earthworks and mounds in Marietta.

The large mound is encircled by a ditch.

One of the several platform mounds that can still be seen in this complex and is evidence that the Sioux Hopewell inhabited this sites until the Mississippian Era.

Markham Mound
Located Zaleski, Vinton County.

McLaughlin Mound

Located in Mount Vernon, Knox County.

Melick Mound

Located, Licking County.

Miami Fort
Located in Shawnee Lookout Park, Hamilton County overlooking the confluence of the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers. The undulating wall of the earthwork were constructed to represent a serpent. The interior ditch of the work is very similar to Fort Hill.  Burial mounds used to be visible inside of the work but have all been destroyed by archaeologist.

Looking towards the gateway to the north where a sacred via leads down the hill.

Miamisburg Mound
Ohio's largest  Adena mound that is over 70 feet in height.

Mound Cemetery Mound

Mound Cemetery Mound is located near Chester

Mound City
Mound City is located in Chillicothe, Ohio.  All of the mounds have been previously leveled and the artifacts
sold to museums in England. 

The site was poorly reconstructed by the Ohio Historical Society and the DNR . If you go in the summer only the middle of the site is mowed and the mounds visible. 

Nashport Mound

Located in, Muskingum County.

Nettle Lake Mound Group

Located in Nettle Lake, Williams County.  Mound groups  5 were prevalent in the lakes area of northern Ohio and Indiana and Michigan, this is the only one left except for a group in Michigan that has all but bee n destroyed by archaeologists.

Norwood Mound
A burial mound can be seen in the suburb of Norwood.

Octagon Earthworks

The Octagon Earthworks are part of the Newark Earthworks complex of prehistoric Sioux Hopewell. The work is aligned to the minimum and maximum moon sets over an 18 year period.  The 8 mounds are symbolic of the 8 phases of the moon.

Odd Fellows Cemetery Mounds
Adena burial mounds in the Flagstone Cemetery in Newtown, Hamilton County. 

Old Maid's Orchard Mound

Located in Lithopolis, Fairfield County.

Orators Mound
While this mound may appear unimpressive, it is a key to the understanding the mound builders culture and the icons that represent the Earth Mother.
Blood Spring is located next to the previous mound and represents one of the Holy of Hollies of the mound builders

Piketon Mounds
The mounds at Piketon gives the observer an opportunity to see the evolution of some of the larger burial mounds
built by the Adena.  The cluster of small mounds would have been capped with earth and a large mound erected over the top.  Another large mound once existed in the cemetery.
Pollock Earthworks
Located in Indian Mound Park near Cedarville, Greene County is an enclosure overlooking the river that has serpentine elements.

Much of this work has been destroyed and excavated over and over as this photo reveals.  

Porteus Mound
Adena mound Located south of Coshocton

Portsmouth Mound Park
The Portsmouth works extend in to Kentucky.  Little or nothing has been preserved, but it is believed that pockets of this earthwork that extended over 20 miles might still exist.  The square work is still partially preserved on private property.

The horseshoe shaped work is still visible in the city of Portsmouth and give some perspective of how massive this work was.

Raleigh Mound

Located in Fredericktown, Knox County, the trench through the middle is diagnostic of an early Ohio Historical Society dig and destroy mission.

Ranger Station Mound
Burial mound located at Zaleski Forest preserve.

Ratcliffe Mound (Radcliff Mound)
Located in Londonderry, this is the mound prior to the Ohio Hsitorical Societies work.

This is what the mound looks like today, much reduced from its original  height

Reeves Mound

Located in Meigs County this is likely an Adena mound

Reily Cemetery Mound
Located in Reily Cemetery in Reily, Butler County. 

Located in Elizabethtown, Hamilton County. Was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on 3-04-1975.

Seip Mound  and earthwork

Seip Mound is the central mound in a group of geometric earthworks.  This mound was leveled and then reconstructed, but how accurate is unknown.

A very small part of the earthwork was restored to a fraction of its original size.  The large mound is in the background.

Serpent Mound
An effigy mound in the shape of a serpent. Located in Locust Grove, Adams County. It is 1,332 feet long

Shorts Woods Park Mound
Located in Sayler Park, Hamilton County. 

Shrum Mound 
One of the few mounds left in the City of Columbus , Ohio

Located in Warrenton, Jefferson County. Was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on 9-05-1975.

Located in Ashland, Ashland County. Was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on 1-31-1976.
Spruce Hill Fort

Spruce Hill is a myterious stone work in the shape of a serpent where the stones show evidence of fires that were so hot that some of the stones are fused together.

Dips in the stone wall at Spruce Hill are aligned to solar  events.  The work overlooks the Paint Creek Valley and the may earthworks would have bee visible from high atop this hill.

Stackhouse Mound and Works
This Adena mound and earthwork are in Fredericktown, Knox County.  The outer wall undulates representing a serpent with a gateway that is aliged to the equinox sunrise

Story Mound
TThis is what the Story mound looked like prior to being excavated by the Ohio Historical Society

Today the mound is much reduced and sits on a circular platform that is the original mound.

Stubbs Earthworks

This is a diagram of the Stubbs earthwork

A Hopewell earthwork and mound in Morrow, Warren County. Only the "effigy" mound remains on the grounds of the Little Miami High School.

This is supposedly a part of the effigy within the earthwork?

Tarlton Cross Mound
Located within Cross Mound Park, just north of Tarlton, Fairfield County. 

The cross is visible today along with a stone mound and an earthen mound.  

T.C. Campbell Mound

Located in Bainbridge, Ross County, just west of Seip and Spruce Hill, the mound is located on the road south that will take you to Fort Hill.  It is overgrown and no sign designates and is a good example of how clueless the Ohio Historical Society is about the Ancient world of the mound builders.

Tick Ridge Mound District
Located in Pickaway County.

Tremper Mound and Works
Effigy mound located near Portsmouth, Ohio

The Tremper mound is listed on every Rand McNally map as a tourist destination, with this lump in the field
all that is visible.
Tiltonsville Cemetery Mound
Also known as Hodgen's Cemetery Mound. 

Upham Mound
Located in Newark at the High School

Voss Mound
Located within Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Par

W.C. Clemmons Mound
Located in Fox, Pickaway County.

Williamson Mound
Located in Indian Mound Park near Cedarville, Greene County a short distance from the Pollock works.  The mound is overgrown in the summer and best viewed in the winter months

Winameg MoundsLocated in Delta, Fulton County. (archaeologists destroyed all remnants of this site)

Winchester Works Mound
Located a short distance north of Winchester, Adams County. An earthwork very similar to the Pollock works were also here but destroyed.

Wolfes Plains Group 
Located just south of Chauncey, Athens County.  Several of the henges can be sen in fields that are still being plowed.


The largest mound at the Plains is still visible

Wright Patterson Mound GroupW
A group of 6 mounds in a park

Wright Earthworks

 Newark Earthworks State Memorial, this 50-foot long segment is one side of a large square enclosure that was an important feature of the original complex. 

Athens Ohio Mound

Adena burial mound located in Athens County Ohio

Adena burial mound located in Athens County, Ohio

Burial mound at New Marshfield in Athens county, Ohio.

Burial mound in Athens county that has been excavated by the Ohio Historical Society and left in a ruined state.
Burial mound in Athens county Ohio that is not listed as a historical site.

Several mounds that have been plowe for years can seen in a feild in Athens county, Ohio.  These mounds are not listed as a historic site.

Another example of the poor priority that these ancient mounds have in Athens county, and the state of Ohio.  This is not listed as a historic site.

Small burial mound in Brown county, Ohio

Burial mound located in Delaware county, Ohio

Large Adena burial mound in Fairfield county, Ohio

Dublin, Ohio in Franklin County Ohio Henge Site

Part of the henge can still be seen in this yard in Dublin Ohio.  The site is not listed as a historical site.

Burial mound and earthwork in Worthington in Franklin county, Ohio

Worthington mound

Burial mound in Gallia county, Ohio in Gallipolis

Burial mounds on the former Antioch College campus at Yellow Springs, Ohio in Greene county.

Burial mound that has been heavily damaged by the cemetery in Mt. Vernon Ohio

Burial mound in the Eaton cemetery in Preble county.

Burial mound in Preble county, near Camden.

Burial mound near Londonderry in Ross county, Ohio

Henge group in Chillicothe, Ohio

One of the henges can still be seen in this back yard above Waters St.

Known as the North Fork Works in Ross county, Ohio

Part of the earthwork can still be at the top of the hill but there is no sign designating where the earthwork is.  Markers around the site would indicate that the Ohio Historical society along with the DNR plans on destroying the last of this work.

Baum Works located on Paint Creek in Ross County, Ohio

Plowed for years the outlines of the Baum works can still be seen from this aerial photo

Large burial mound in Vinton County, Ohio

Two large mounds are located north of Fort Hill in Pike County, Ohio that are currently being destroyed as the source of fill dirt.

Burial mound in Hoscking County, Ohio next to the Bethel Church

Burial mound located in the Hocking State Forest in Hocking County

A well preserved hill top enclosure in located in Germantown, Ohio

The serpentine gateway of the Germantown work is identical to the Spruce Hill stone enclosure in Ross county, Ohio.

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