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Enon in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Enon Adena Mound

 
 
Enon Adena Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, June 8, 2021
1. Enon Adena Mound Marker
Inscription.  First settlers in the area were the Adena Native Americans, known for their mounds like the one in Enon, Ohio. Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient cultures developed earthworks, circa 52 BC to 1500 AD. These three nations were located in much of the Ohio area.

The Shawnee Native American Nation later moved into this area. One village was located north of Enon where George Rogers Clark Historical Park is located.

The legend says General Clark's troops climbed the Enon mound to reconnoiter the area, looking for Shawnee. It is said, in the 19th century young men dug into the mound and found a room of rock at the bottom. Nothing else was found.

The mound was located on what was later known as Knob Prairie Mound Farm. In the early 1900's the mound became the center of a large dirt racetrack.

The mound is over one acre and 574 feet in circumference and 40 feet high, the second tallest conical mound in Ohio.

It took about one million trips with baskets of soil from the riverbed to construct the Enon Mound. Miamisburg Mound, in Miamisburg, Ohio, is tallest at 65 feet.
 
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Enon Adena Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, June 8, 2021
2. Enon Adena Mound Marker
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Enon Community Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 52.778′ N, 83° 55.904′ W. Marker is in Enon, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Mound Circle and Indian Drive, in the median on Mound Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Mound Circle, Enon OH 45323, 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. Adena Mound Enon Ohio (here, next to this marker); Mad River Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Enon Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peckuwe Shawnee Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Battle of Piqua (approx. 2.3 miles away); General George Rogers Clark / Tecumseh (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Keifer Cabin Site (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 205 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Dec. 2, 2022