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Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Mound

 
 
Indian Mound Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Indian Mound Marker
Inscription. The Indian Mound Cemetery which is 7 feet high and about 15 feet in diameter, is one of the largest remaining mounds in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. This mound has never been excavated but similar mounds of area dug by Smithsonian Institution suggest this mound might date between A.D. 500 and 1000, and have been constructed by Hopewellian peoples.
 
Erected 1983 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 20.5′ N, 78° 45.991′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on U.S. 50, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Pearsall 1754 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Literary Hall (approx. half a mile away); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (approx. half a mile away); Hampshire County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Romney / Early Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson's Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Engagement at Romney (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Romney.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Indian Mound Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Indian Mound
The mound in in the cemetery with trees growing around it.
Indian Mound Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
3. Indian Mound Marker
Indian Mound Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
4. Indian Mound Cemetery
 
 
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