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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Peebles, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Adams County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Adams County, OH (38) Brown County, OH (42) Highland County, OH (21) Pike County, OH (16) Scioto County, OH (49) Lewis County, KY (1) Mason County, KY (47)  AdamsCounty(38) Adams County (38)  BrownCounty(42) Brown County (42)  HighlandCounty(21) Highland County (21)  PikeCounty(16) Pike County (16)  SciotoCounty(49) Scioto County (49)  LewisCountyKentucky(1) Lewis County (1)  MasonCounty(47) Mason County (47)
Location of Peebles, Ohio
    Adams County (38)
    Brown County (42)
    Highland County (21)
    Pike County (16)
    Scioto County (49)
    Lewis County, Kentucky (1)
    Mason County, Kentucky (47)
 
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1Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — A Missing Coil?
Archaeologists from Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. assisted by volunteers, followed up on the magnetometry survey by excavating a trench across a portion of the lost coll feature. The results suggested that part of the mound had once covered . . . Map (db m166208) HM
2Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — 1-5 — Adams County Mineral Springs
Medicinal value of springs promoted by Charles Matheny, 1840. First hotel built 1864 and resort named Sodaville. Under ownership of General Benjamin Coates, 1888–91, Smith Grimes 1891–08, and J. W. Rogers 1908–20. Mineral Springs . . . Map (db m132963) HM
3Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Astronomical Alignments At Serpent Mound
The head of Serpent Mound is lined up to the point on the western horizon where the sun sets on the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year. Some think the three main curves of the serpent's body point to the Summer Solstice . . . Map (db m166207) HM
4Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Burial Mound
Adena culture 600 B.C. to A.D. 100Map (db m166196) HM
5Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Burial Mound
Fort Ancient culture A.D. 1000 to 1650Map (db m166198) HM
6Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Cairn of Peace
First plaque Cairn of Peace dedicated at World’s Conservation Exposition and 5th World Plowing Contest September 19- 20, 1957 Second plaque These competitors were in the World Plowing Matches Peebles, Ohio . . . Map (db m121814) HM
7Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Exploring Serpent MoundFredric Ward Putnam
"the most singular sensation of awe and admiration overwhelmed me … there seemed to come to me a picture as of a distant time, of a people with strange customs, and with it came the demand for an interpretation of this mystery. The . . . Map (db m166204) HM
8Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — 6-1 — Peebles
Platted in 1881 by Isaiah Custer on the junction of old Zane's Trace (1796-97) and the Cincinnati & Eastern Railway (1881). Incorporated 1886. Named after John G. Peebles, Portsmouth, Ohio businessman. David Nixon constructed the first house in town . . . Map (db m108198) HM
9Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — 15-1 — Serpent Mound
One of North America’s most spectacular effigy mounds, Serpent Mound is a gigantic earthen sculpture representative of a snake. Built on a spur of rock overlooking Ohio Brush Creek around 1000 A.D. by the Fort Ancient culture, the earthwork . . . Map (db m135289) HM
10Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Serpent Mound Impact Crater
Serpent Mound sits within a large crater almost nine miles across. The bedrock in the center of the crater has been thrust upwards to between 400 and 900 feet above its original position, while an outer ring of bedrock has dropped from at . . . Map (db m166205) HM
11Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — The Serpent In American Indian Traditions
In the traditions of many American Indian tribes, the Great Serpent was a powerful spirit. People could call upon the Great Serpent for the power to cure-illnesses or to be successful in hunting animals. The Great Serpent offered its power . . . Map (db m166200) HM
12Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — The Serpent Mound
The serpent head was first described by Squire and Davis in "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley" 1843 Saved from destruction in 1885 by Fredrick Ward Futnam, Professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard . . . Map (db m166209) HM
13Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — The Shawnee And The King Of The Serpents
According to Tenskwatawa, often referred to as the Shawnee Prophet, when the first Shawnee people came to this land many thousands of years ago, several warriors were lost when they were taken beneath the sea on the back of an immense . . . Map (db m166201) HM
14Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — The Village Site
Frederic W. Putnam, the Harvard University archaeologist who studied Serpent Mound in the late 1800s, described this area as a village site - actually two overlapping village sites, one earlier and one later. Here he found "sites of . . . Map (db m166203) HM
15Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Welcome To Serpent Mound
"Serpent Mound was purposefully built for a special, sacred purpose. I should think that anyone that views the Serpent will realize its sacredness and treat this place as they would any cathedral, synagogue, or mosque. When we . . . Map (db m166199) HM
16Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — What Is An Effigy Mound?
An effigy mound is a geoglyph, or symbol made of earth. The most common effigy mounds in North America are animal effigies. Ohio has only two well-documented effigy mounds, Serpent Mound and Alligator Mound. Ohio's effigy mounds were . . . Map (db m166202) HM
17Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — Who Built Serpent Mound?
The ancestors of the American Indians of the Eastern Woodlands built Serpent Mound, but archaeologists disagree about when they built it. Some argue that the Adena culture built the mound around 2,300 years ago. This is the same culture . . . Map (db m166206) HM
18Ohio (Adams County), Peebles — 2-1 — Wickerham Inn1800-01
The inn was built 1800-01 by Peter Wickerham, a Revolutionary War veteran. It was used as an overnight stagecoach stop and tavern on Zane's Trace until ca. 1850. Runaway slaves were hidden here when the "Underground Railroad" was in operation. . . . Map (db m108129) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021