Granville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1998 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Licking County Historical Society, and The Ohio State Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 4.21′ N, 82° 30.079′ W. Marker is in Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on Bryn du Drive 1.1 miles from Newark Granville Road. Click for map. The only access to the mound is via Bryn du Drive - other roads
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Robbins Hunter Museum Avery-Downer House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bank of the Alexandrian Society (approx. one mile away); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site "The most eligible part" (approx. one mile away); Granville Opera House (approx. one mile away); Bolen Memorial Park (approx. one mile away); The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement (approx. one mile away); Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805 (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Granville.
Regarding "Alligator" Mound. This site helps illustrate the importance of setting when viewing an historic structure. Much was lost when the subdivision was put in, for the sake of but a couple more lots. Historic photographs illustrate better the caliber of this site.
Also see . . .
1. Site description from the Licking County Historical Society. Includes an illustration of the mound from Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi
2. The "Alligator" Mound - A Hopewell Effigy. Includes photographs of the site when it was still a cow pasture.
3. Entry at Ohio History Central. Includes an aerial photograph of the mound.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
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