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Heath in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

What's Missing?

Water was an Important Part of the Hopewellian Ceremonial Landscape

— The Ancient Ohio Trail —

 
 
What's Missing? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. What's Missing? Marker
Inscription.  
Much of the earth used to build the earthworks was dug from "borrow pits, such as this one in front of you. In some cases borrow pits were transformed into ponds and incorporated into the sacred architecture of the site. This borrow pit was a pond used for recreation when the Great Circle was part of the Licking County Fairgrounds.

Among the many attractions at the "Beautiful Idlewilde" park, once located here at the Great Circle Earthworks was the series of ponds, which then were used for swimming and boating. Advertising for the park, however, acknowledged that its crowning glory” was the Great Circle itself which "constitutes a large portion of the park grounds proper, and to see which is well worth a pilgrimage of many miles."
R.C. Lingater Manager 1899
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
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40° 2.427′ N, 82° 25.733′ W. Marker is in Heath, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on Hebron Road (Ohio Route 79) south of Cooper Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Hebron Rd, Heath OH 43056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monumental Works of Earth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Eagle at the Center (about 400 feet away); Was this a fort? (about 400 feet away); Pathway to Preservation (about 500 feet away); The Newark Earthworks (about 600 feet away); Earthen Architecture (about 700 feet away); Pathway to Ancestors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Circle Earthworks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath.
 
What's Missing? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. What's Missing? Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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