Story Mound

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Story Mound is a large, conical burial mound built by the Adena Culture (800 B.C. to 100 A.D.) -- an archaeological periodization, based on recovered artifactual technologies, of pre-contact North American Indian peoples. Originally, Story Mound was 25 feet tall and 125 feet in diameter. It is similar in size to the Adena Mound and it is located in Ross County, Ohio about one mile southeast of the Adena State Memorial.

The Ohio History Connection excavated a portion of Story Mound in 1897. Beneath the mound there were traces of a circular house or timber structure that was 15 feet in diameter. At the completion of the investigation, the mound was restored to its present dimensions.

See Also


  1. Woodward, Susan L., and Jerry N. McDonald. Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley: A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell, Cole, and Fort Ancient People. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 2002.