Anderson in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Great Mound
The Adena and Hopewell people reached their peak between 200 B.C. and 300 A.D.
The Great Mound is the largest surviving of its kind in Indiana. More than 16,300 cubic yards of soil were moved in its construction.
Erected 1930 by Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 40° 5.838′ N, 85° 37.235′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be Touch for map. Marker is located inside Mounds State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4306 Mounds State Park Road, Anderson IN 46017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bronnenberg House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bronnenberg Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Anderson Street Railway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Madison County Veterans' Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Madison County Historic Home (approx. 3.2 miles away); Public Square (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Methodist Church in Anderson Was Built Here (approx. 3.3 miles away); Historic West Eighth Street (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Also see . . . Mounds State Park, Anderson, Indiana. Illustrated essay on the Central States Archaeological Societies website by James Tharpe. (Submitted on June 22, 2007.)
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The mounds and earthworks in this park were constructed
The outer ring is 1200 feet around, 9 feet high and 60 feet wide at the base. More than 16300 cubic yards of earth were moved in its construction.
— Submitted June 22, 2007.
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