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Worthington in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jeffers Mound

 
 
Jeffers Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. Jeffers Mound Marker
Inscription. Archaeologists believe that this prehistoric mound, part of a complex of earthworks, was used for rituals by the Hopewell people and was probably built between 100 BC and 400 AD. Note the painted post tops marking the Hopewell pole house footprint. The mound is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places and was given to the Worthington Historical Society in 1974 in memory of Herman Plesenton Jeffers.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Worthington Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 36-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.524′ N, 83° 2.364′ W. Marker is in Worthington, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Plesenton Drive 0.2 miles west of Olentangy River Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and mound are in the Plesenton Subdivision. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Armstrong (here, next to this marker); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community
Jeffers Mound and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. Jeffers Mound and Marker
Three stones in foreground read "Approach With Respect" and marker on far right in front of tree is for Mary Armstrong.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Fountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); James Kilbourne / Worthington Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Orange Johnson House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Worthington Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Bicentennial Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eclectic Medical College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Worthington.
 
Also see . . .  Jeffers Mound, Worthington's Oldest Manmade Structure. Worthington Historical Society information about Jeffers Mound. (Submitted on October 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Approach With Respect image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
3. Approach With Respect
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the painted post tops marking the Hopewell pole house footprint. • Can you help?
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