Newark in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
These walls were once the center of an ancient civilization. The Octagon Earthworks, like a modern cathedral or county fairgrounds, were a focal point for the social and religious activities of the Hopewell people about 2000 years ago.
Octagon Earthworks are a major part of the Newark Earthworks - the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures ever built.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Native Americans.
Location. 40° 3.159′ N, 82° 26.765′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from Parkview Road. Marker is near the parking lot adjacent to Moundbuilders County Club. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark OH 43055, 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. The Observatory Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Newark Earthworks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wright Earthworks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Great Circle Earthworks A. H. Heisey Glass (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veteran's Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); John L. Clem (approx. 1.9 miles away); The History of Licking Memorial Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Also see . . .
1. Octagon Earthworks - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Moundbuilders Country Club. The club utilizes the mounds as part of their golf course. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.