Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Bainbridge in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ceremonial Center

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Ceremonial Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
1. Ceremonial Center Marker
Inscription.  About 2,000 years ago a massive geometric earthwork was built here. Composed of a square and two circles, the earthwork served as a ceremonial center. One centrally located mound-excavated and reconstructed in the early 20th century-is still visible today. The mound stands as a monument to the ancient Hopewell buried here. But this place was not just about the dead, it was also about the living.

Hopewell people gathered in this 121-acre earthwork enclosure to exchange goods, conduct funerals, and take part in religious celebrations. Buildings stood nearby, inside craftsmen likely fashioned ornaments and tools from exotic materials for use in the rituals performed here. Hopewell men, women, and children likely worked side by side, building the earthworks that stood here so long ago. Follow the 1-mile trail (shown in red above) that leads past the buildings and Seip-Pricer Mound, through the interior of the earthworks, and to Paint Creek.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology

Ceremonial Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
2. Ceremonial Center Marker
Native Americans.
 
Location. 39° 14.417′ N, 83° 13.25′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on U.S. 50 0.1 miles west of Dill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6969 US-50, Bainbridge OH 45612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio's Protector (here, next to this marker); Ancient Artists (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anatomy of a Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Battle in the Scioto Country (approx. 0.9 miles away); Home of General Nathaniel Massie (approx. 4.2 miles away); PP African American Settlement / Eden Baptist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Concord Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
 
Ceremonial Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
3. Ceremonial Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 6, 2021