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Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

King Mounds

“Ancient Buried City”

 
 
King Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. King Mound Marker
Inscription. Site of an ancient religious and commercial center of the Mound Builder. Approximately one thousand years old, situated on the only high ground at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Tombs, temples, altars, jewels, dwellings, tools, etcetera, were uncovered. Excavations started October 2, 1932. For education and posterity.
 
Location. 36° 58.248′ N, 89° 5.554′ W. Marker is in Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker can be reached from Green Street (U.S. 60) west of 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Green St, Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (a few steps from this marker); Ceremonial Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prince of the French Explorers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. one mile away); Union Supply Base (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickliffe.
 
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King Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. King Mounds Marker
The wide area of King Mound marker is top of picture to the far right in the parking lot next to the flower garden.
 Wickliffe Mounds. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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