Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Grave Creek Mound
built by the Adena people sometime
before the Christian Era. The mound
was originally 69 feet high, 295 feet
in diameter, and was encircled by a
moat. There were many mounds in the
area-hence the city's name: Mounds-
ville. In 1838, the Grave Creek Mound
was tunneled into and two log tombs
with several burials and grave offer-
ings were found.
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commision.
Location. 39° 55.031′ N, 80° 44.62′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue south of 8th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker is located at the front entrance to the "Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex," and across the street from the old West Virginia State Penitentiary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Virginia Penitentiary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (about 700 feet away); Civil War Cannons Benjamin C. Criswell (about 700 feet away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (about 700 feet away); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (about 800 feet away); Old Brick School House (about 800 feet away); Recipients of the Purple Heart (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moundsville.
Also see . . .
1. Grave Creek Mound. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. This is a link to information provided by the Marshall County Tourism Committee. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. This is a link to information provided by the The West Virginia Division of Culture and History. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 532 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.