“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Martinsville in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Adena Burial Mound

Adena Burial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, February 17, 2013
1. Adena Burial Mound Marker
Inscription. Adena burial mound, of Woodland Period, 1000BC~AD700, flooded ca. 1890 by new Ohio River dams. Ohio Valley was a center of the Adena culture (Mound Builders). Thousands of burial mounds along river seemed like natural terrain to early settlers. Expansion in farming and industry destroyed most mounds. Artifacts recovered from mounds placed in museums.
Erected 2011 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Location. 39° 38.362′ N, 80° 51.993′ W. Marker is in New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is on Riverview Street just from Ohio Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Martinsville WV 26155, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levi Morgan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Martinsville (approx. half a mile away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); Marshall County / Wetzel County (approx. 6 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sistersville (approx. 8.6 miles away); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 8.7 miles away); Little Sister (approx. 8.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Martinsville.
Categories. Native Americans
Adena Burial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
2. Adena Burial Mound Marker
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