Miamisburg mound

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Miamisburg Mound, the largest conical mound in Ohio, is attributed to the Adena culture, 1000-200 BCE

Miamisburg is the location of a prehistoric Indian burial mound (tumulus), believed to have been built by the Adena culture, about 1000 to 200 BCE. Once serving as an ancient burial site, the mound has become perhaps the most recognizable historic landmark in Miamisburg. It is the largest conical burial mound in Ohio, as of 1848, the mound was 68 feet (21 m) tall and had a circumference of 852 feet (260 m).[1] In a city park at 900 Mound Avenue, it has been designated an Ohio historical site. It is picnic destination and tourist attraction. Visitors can climb to the top of the Mound, via the 116 concrete steps built into its side. It is at coordinates 39°37′39″N 84°16′51″W / 39.627553°N 84.280889°W / 39.627553; -84.280889.

  1. Squier, E.G. (1848). Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. p. 60.