Grave Creek Mound

Off SR 2, Moundsville, West Virginia

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Photo taken by Andrew Wood in May 2013

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Description 

Dating to c. 500 BC, this is one of the largest and oldest mounds in the United States representative of the burial mound tradition of the Adena Culture, which preceded the Hopewell Culture. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 19, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000751
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Graves/burials
Current functions
Museum; Park
Periods of significance
499-0 BC; 500-999 BC

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2020: New photo from Michael Miller
  • August 22, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • January 6, 2015: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • May 7, 2013: Updated by Andrew Wood: Updated status

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Grave Creek Mound
Posted May 7, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Great find, Andrew. I wonder if this site should be added to the Effigy Mounds category?

http://landmarkhunter.com/tag/68017-effigy-mounds/