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Newark in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Octagon Earthworks

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 29, 2009
1. Octagon Earthworks Marker
Inscription. A Wonder of the World

These walls were once the center of an ancient civilization. The Octagon Earthworks, like a modern cathedral or county fairgrounds, were a focal point for the social and religious activities of the Hopewell people about 2000 years ago.

Octagon Earthworks are a major part of the Newark Earthworks - the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures ever built.

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Location. 40° 3.159′ N, 82° 26.765′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from Parkview Road. Click for map. Marker is near the parking lot adjacent to Moundbuilders County Club. Marker is in this post office area: Newark OH 43055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Observatory Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Newark Earthworks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wright Earthworks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Great Circle Earthworks (approx. 1.2 miles away); A. H. Heisey Glass (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veteran's Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); John L. Clem (approx. 1.9 miles away); The History of Licking Memorial Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 29, 2009
2. Octagon Earthworks

1. Octagon Earthworks - Ohio Historical Society. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Octagon Earthworks - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
3. Moundbuilders Country Club. The club utilizes the mounds as part of their golf course. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Octagon Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 29, 2009
3. Octagon Earthworks
 
 
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