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Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Gaitskill Mound

 
 
The Gaitskill Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. The Gaitskill Mound Marker
Inscription. Indian Mound attributed to Adena people who inhabited Ohio Valley ca. 800 B.C. to 700 A.D. They began cultivating simple crops, bringing about a mixed hunting and farming economy. Central to Adena life were rituals involving cremation and mound building. Engraved stone tablets found here indicate mound to be Adena. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1975.
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1655.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 4.398′ N, 83° 57.066′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Indian Mound Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Mt. Sterling (approx. 1.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 1.2 miles away); Montgomery County. 1797 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues
The Gaitskill Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. The Gaitskill Mound Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
Categories. Anthropology
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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