Newark in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Observatory Mound
On July 4, 1836, members of the Calliopean Society of the Granville Literary and Theological Institution (now Denison University) investigated the observatory. In excavations on the soutwest and northeast portions of the mound, they found a layer of stone underlying the mound and a stone wall between the observatory and the wall of the circle. Although the records of this investigation are sketchy, they do suggest that the Hopewell people many have used stones either to mark the outline of their earthworks prior to building them or to form the core of the walls.
Location. 40° 3.038′ N, 82° 26.95′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from Parkview Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Moundbuilders Country Club. It can be reached on a trail from the Moundbuilders Country Club parking lot. The trail is open
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Octagon Earthworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Newark Earthworks (approx. 1.3 miles away); Great Circle Earthworks (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wright Earthworks (approx. 1.4 miles away); A. H. Heisey Glass (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veteran's Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); John L. Clem (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.