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Peebles in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Welcome To Serpent Mound

 
 
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By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
1. Welcome To Serpent Mound Marker
Inscription.  
"Serpent Mound was purposefully built for a special, sacred purpose. I should think that anyone that views the Serpent will realize its sacredness and treat this place as they would any cathedral, synagogue, or mosque. When we see this place, this is our holy ground."
Ben Barnes, Second Chief of the Shawnee Tribe

Serpent Mound is a monumental earthen sculpture built by the ancestors of modern-day American Indians who lived in this region. It represents a serpent but not just any serpent. It is the Great Serpent who was the Lord of the World Below - a realm that lies beneath the surface of the earth as well as in lakes and rivers.

Many contemporary American Indians regard Serpent Mound and the surrounding landscape with its burial mounds and unmarked American Indian graves as a sacred site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 1.433′ N, 83° 25.767′ W. Marker

Welcome To Serpent Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
2. Welcome To Serpent Mound Marker
is in Peebles, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 73 0.9 miles west of Horner Chapel Road (County Road T-116), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3854 OH-73, Peebles OH 45660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Serpent In American Indian Traditions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shawnee And The King Of The Serpents (within shouting distance of this marker); What Is An Effigy Mound? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring Serpent Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Serpent Mound Impact Crater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Who Built Serpent Mound? (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peebles.
 
The Serpent Mound image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
3. The Serpent Mound
The Serpent Mound image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
4. The Serpent Mound
Entrance to Serpent Mound image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
5. Entrance to Serpent Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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