Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Mound

 

The Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Mound is a Native American mound in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio.:641 It is believed to have actually been constructed by the Adena culture. Hamilton County Ohio Information.

Location Along Round Bottom Rd.
Nearest city Newtown, Ohio
Coordinates 39°7′38.1″N 84°21′20.5″WCoordinates: 39°7′38.1″N 84°21′20.5″W
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
NRHP reference # 73001474
Added to NRHP June 18, 1973

The mound is among the few remnants of what was when a big complex of prehistoric earthworks and other historical sites.  While several town sites are still out there around Newtown, consisting of the Perin Village Site simply 0.3 miles (0.5 km) to the northwest, many of the earthworks have actually been ruined. Because of its area in a cemetery, the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Mound has been spared destruction; although a few graves have actually been dug around the mound, there has actually been no significant damage done as a result. A smaller sized mound, called the “Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Mound 2,” lies within the very same cemetery; it is just a small fraction of the bigger mound’s size. This mound has been harmed by the digging of six tombs into its side; however, no artifacts are understood to have actually been discovered throughout the interment process.

For numerous years, the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Mound has actually been a landmark in the community. In 1943, a survey of Newtown performed by the Federal Writers’ Project highlighted it and kept in mind that it was “the only mound clearly noticeable” in the vicinity of the village. Thirty years later on, the mound was listed on the National Register of Historic Places since of its potential to end up being an archaeological site.

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