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Chesterfield in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Circle Mound

[Mounds State Park]

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 5, 2020
1. The Circle Mound Marker
Inscription.  
The Circle Mound is actually rectangular in shape. The embankment of Circle Mound was completed about A.D. 1, or 250 years after the Great Mound was started. The gateway of Circle Mound opened to the east and the sun rose directly in line with the gateway during the spring and fall equinox (March 21 and Sept 21 on our calendar).

Two other rectangular enclosures are found on the north end of the park property.
 
Erected by Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 40° 6.167′ N, 85° 37.117′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Mounds Road (Indiana Route 232) one mile north of Donnelly Road (Local Road E100S), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4306 Mounds Rd, Anderson IN 46017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mounds Dugout Canoe (approx.

The Circle Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 5, 2020
2. The Circle Mound Marker
half a mile away); Indiana State Parks (approx. half a mile away); Native American Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Bronnenberg House (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Bronnenberg House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bronnenberg Family (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Anderson Street Railway (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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