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Near Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A Flourishing Culture

 
 
A Flourishing Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
1. A Flourishing Culture Marker
Inscription. On Mordecai Hopewell's Ohio farm archeologists excavated Indian mounds in 1891 and found copper ornaments, stone tools, effigy pipes, obsidian spear points, ornamented bear teeth, shark teeth, intricately carved bones, mica cutouts, and much more. From this astounding find, archeologists later defined an American Indian culture they named the Hopewell that lived 2,200 to 1,500 years ago.

The Hopewell were not the first American Indians to build mounds and earthworks, nor were they the only Indian culture of their region and era. But the Hopewell were a culture living in a cultural explosion. They represent a rich blossoming of art, architecture, and ritual, coinciding with a geographic expansion of cultural influence and exchange. This was unprecedented in North America until their time.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 22.553′ N, 83° 0.394′ W. Marker is near Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 104 1.7 miles north of U.S. 35. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the, "Hopewell Culture, National Historical Park." It is one of several historical markers used by the National Park Service to help
A Flourishing Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
2. A Flourishing Culture Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with a view of Mound City in the background.
explain the significance of this historical site, as well as the Hopewell culture. Upon ones arrival at the park, it is recommended that you go to the park visitor center and obtain a free site map showing all of the park's mound sites. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Monuments (here, next to this marker); A Scared Purpose (within shouting distance of this marker); Mica Splendor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Effigy Pipes (about 400 feet away); Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Sherman Memorial Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); Camp Sherman (approx. 1.5 miles away); Camp Bull (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Mound City Group. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Mound City Group. This web
Mound City image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
3. Mound City
A view of some of the mounds that make up the Mound City Group.
link is provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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