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Miamisburg in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miamisburg Mound

Marker Number One

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 18, 2017
1. Miamisburg Mound Marker
Inscription. This is the highest and largest of the many conical burial mounds in Ohio. Erected in prehistoric times by the so-called Mound Builders. It stands as an imposing memorial to those first Ohioans.

The mound is 70 feet in height; 877 feet in circumference at the base; covers approximately one and one- half acres; and is estimated to contain 54,000 cubic yards of earth.

The land included in this state monument was donated to the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society by Charles Franklin Kettering of Dayton, Ohio.

This glacial boulder was moved from the farm upon which Mr. Kettering was born, near Loudenville, Ashland County, Ohio.

Erected by the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio* 1935.
 
Erected 1935.
 
Location. 39° 37.631′ N, 84° 16.852′ W. Marker is in Miamisburg, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Mound Rd and Enterprise Ct., on the left when traveling south on Mound Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 695 Mound Rd, Miamisburg OH 45342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Miamisburg Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Mound Laboratory (1946- 2003)

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 18, 2017
2. Miamisburg Mound Marker
Full view of marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Mound Laboratory (1946- 2010) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Heritage Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mad River Road / Road From Cunningham's to Mad River (approx. 3.5 miles away); Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (was approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Woody's Market (approx. 4 miles away); The Wright Seaplane Base / Wright Model G "Aeroboat" (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miamisburg.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureCemeteries & Burial SitesPaleontology
 
Miamisburg Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 18, 2017
3. Miamisburg Mound Marker
Marker can be seen at the base of the mound, south side
Miamisburg Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 18, 2017
4. Miamisburg Mound Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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