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Near Coshocton in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Porteous Mound

 
 
The Porteous Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2020
1. The Porteous Mound Marker
Inscription.  This earthen mound was built between 800 B.C. and 500 A.D. by prehistoric people who lived in this valley. The mound was used for ceremonial purposes. Unlike most other mounds in Ohio which were used for burials. The mound was first excavated in 1896 by W. K. Moorehead at which time the mound was 120 feet in diameter and 23 feet high.
 
Erected 1982 by Coshocton Class of 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 40° 13.935′ N, 81° 52.03′ W. Marker is near Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is on County Road 271 0.2 miles south of Papermill Road (County Road 270), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2888 Co Rd 271, Coshocton OH 43812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware Nation Council House (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Coshocton County Courthouse (approx. 2.9 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 2.9 miles away);
The Porteous Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2020
2. The Porteous Mound Marker
full view of marker
Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Coshocton County War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Green (approx. 2.9 miles away); Raymond M. Hay (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coshocton.
 
The Porteous Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2020
3. The Porteous Mound Marker
marker as seen from a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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