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Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Burial Mound

(Mound C)

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. Burial Mound Mound C Marker
Mound C
Inscription. Native American Indian of the Mississippian culture were buried in this cemetery mound sometime in the A.D. 1200s. First excavated in 1932 by owner Col. Fain King, the mound was referred to as “Mound C”. A building was constructed over the exposed burials and placed on display for many decades. In 1991, the remains were taken from public view out of respect to native American Indians, and to be in compliance with federal laws that protect Indian burial mounds. Plastic replicas of the burial were then put on exhibit in the cemetery building. In 2011, after many years of consultations with Native American tribes and research collaborations with archaeologist, Kentucky State Parks reburied the remains in this mound in partnership with Murray State archaeologist, Dr. Kit Wesler and with the Chickasaw Nation overseeing the process. The building was dismantled and the mound restored.
 
Location. 36° 58.282′ N, 89° 5.522′ W. Marker is in Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker can be reached from Green Street (U.S. 60) west of 1 Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Green St, Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the
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By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. Burial Mound Mound C Marker
crow flies. Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); King Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Ceremonial Mound (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Prince of the French Explorers (about 600 feet away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Supply Base (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wickliffe.
 
Also see . . .  Wickliffe Mounds. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
3. Burial Mound Mound C Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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