Near Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Flourishing Culture
The Hopewell were not the first American Indians to build mounds and earthworks, nor were they the only Indian culture of their region and era. But the Hopewell were a culture living in a cultural explosion. They represent a rich blossoming of art, architecture, and ritual, coinciding with a geographic expansion of cultural influence and exchange. This was unprecedented in North America until their time.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 22.553′ N, 83° 0.394′ W. Marker is near Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 104 1.7 miles north of U.S. 35. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the, "Hopewell Culture, National Historical Park." It is one of several historical markers used by the National Park Service to help
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Monuments (here, next to this marker); A Scared Purpose (within shouting distance of this marker); Mica Splendor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Effigy Pipes (about 400 feet away); Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Sherman Memorial Park (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Sherman (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Bull (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Mound City Group. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Mound City Group. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.