“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Martinsville in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Adena Burial Mound

Adena Burial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nessa Chan, February 17, 2013
1. Adena Burial Mound Marker
Inscription.  Adena burial mound, of Woodland Period, 1000BC-AD700, flooded ca. 1890 by new Ohio River dams. Ohio Valley was a center of the Adena culture (Mound Builders). Thousands of burial mounds along river seemed like natural terrain to early settlers. Expansion in farming and industry destroyed most mounds. Artifacts recovered from mounds placed in museums.
Erected 2011 by West Virginia Archives & History.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 39° 38.362′ N, 80° 51.993′ W. Marker is in New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is on Riverview Street close to Ohio Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Martinsville WV 26155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levi Morgan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Martinsville (approx. half a mile away); James G. West
Adena Burial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
2. Adena Burial Mound Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); Leonard Stout Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); Van Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sardis Veterans Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Marshall County / Wetzel County (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Martinsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2013.   2. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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