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Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture

 
 
Campbell Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
1. Campbell Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  
Campbell Memorial Park. James E. Campbell was governor of the State of Ohio from 1890-1892. From 1913-1924, he served as president of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, which later became the Ohio Historical Society. His daughter Jessie Campbell Coons named Campbell Memorial Park for him in 1929 after educator Minnie R. Shrum deeded the land for the Shrum Indian Mound to the Ohio Historical Society. The park and mound were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

The Adena Culture. Native Americans of the Adena culture were some of Ohio's first known settlers. They lived in the upper and middle Ohio Valley during the late Archaic and Early Woodland periods, roughly 1000 B.C.-100 A.D. The Adena people were hunters, gatherers, traders, and farmers. They carved effigy figures, made ceramic pots, built extensive houses, and developed significant burial mounds. These mounds were made of earth, stone, remains of deceased members, and token objects, and were built on uplands near major waterways such as the mound here near the Scioto River.
 
Erected 2009

The Adena Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
2. The Adena Culture Marker
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by Ohio Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 109-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative 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 1929.
 
Location. 39° 59.406′ N, 83° 4.815′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on McKinley Avenue half a mile south of Trabue Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43204, 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. Shrum Indian Mound (here, next to this marker); The Upper Arlington Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Bank Block (approx. 1.9 miles away); James J. Thomas Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Camp Chase (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Camp Chase (approx. 2˝ miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); The National Road (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Adena Culture. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio
Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
3. Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture Marker
View of historical marker situated just east of the Shrum Mound, in Campbell Memorial Park.
History. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. James E. Campbell. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Shrum Mound. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Campbell Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
4. Campbell Memorial Park
View of the entrance to the Campbell Memorial Park with the Shrum Mound in the background.
Shrum Mound image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 24, 2018
5. Shrum Mound
Signage for the entrance
Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 24, 2018
6. Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture Marker
Campbell Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
7. Campbell Memorial Park
This sign used to be at the entrance to the park.
Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 24, 2018
8. Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   6. submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   7. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.

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