“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
South Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Indian Mound

Indian Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By David H Ray
1. Indian Mound Marker
Inscription. In 1883 The Smithsonian Institution excavated the South Charleston or Criel mound. Thirteen skeleton were found, most of them in a large log tomb at the base of the mound, along with a few grave offerings. The mound was built by the Adena Culture, about AD 1. It was the second largest in the State of West Virginia and the last of many mounds and earthworks that once were found in the Charleston area.
Location. 38° 22.143′ N, 81° 41.851′ W. Marker is in South Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Oakes Avenue on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War At The Front Door (approx. 1.8 miles away); Baptism By Fire (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Charleston (approx. 2.7 miles away); Military Occupation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Presidential Presence (approx. 3.4 miles away); Charleston (approx. 3.4 miles away); Indian Mound / Mounds-Earthworks (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Charleston (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Categories. Native Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by David H Ray of Aberdeen, Maryland. This page has been viewed 502 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 30, 2011, by David H Ray of Aberdeen, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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