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Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Grave Creek Mound

 
 
Grave Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. Grave Creek Mound Marker
Inscription.  This world-famous burial mound was built by the Adena people sometime before the Christian Era. The mound was originally 69 feet high, 295 feet in diameter, and was encircled by a moat. There were many mounds in the area-hence the city's name: Moundsville. In 1838, the Grave Creek Mound was tunneled into and two log tombs with several burials and grave offerings were found.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 55.031′ N, 80° 44.62′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue south of 8th Street, on the right when traveling south. This historic marker is located at the front entrance to the "Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex," and across the street from the old West Virginia State
Grave Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. Grave Creek Mound Marker
View of the historic marker at the front entrance to the "Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex."
Penitentiary. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Virginia Penitentiary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (about 700 feet away); Civil War Cannons (about 700 feet away); Benjamin C. Criswell (about 700 feet away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (about 700 feet away); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (about 800 feet away); Old Brick School House (about 800 feet away); Recipients of the Purple Heart (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grave Creek Mound. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. This is a link to information provided by the Marshall County Tourism Committee. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. This is a link to information provided by the The West Virginia Division of Culture and History. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Grave Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. Grave Creek Mound Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker at the front entrance to the "Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex."
Grave Creek Mound image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
4. Grave Creek Mound
Close-up view of the south side of the Moundsville (Grave Creek) Mound.
Grave Creek Mound image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
5. Grave Creek Mound
View looking north, along Tomlinson Avenue of the Moundsville (Grave Creek) Mound.
Grave Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
6. Grave Creek Mound Marker
View of the historic marker, looking east across Jefferson Street, with the old West Virginia State Penitentiary in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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