Located at 900 Mound Street, Miamisburg Mound pre-dates Dayton – but it is very important to Dayton History. Here are some facts:
- The Mound is actually a burial mound, and it is one of the largest conical mounds in North America, and is the largest conical mound in Ohio.
- The Mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Mounds like this served as cemeteries, and may have also marked boundary lines for tribal territories.
- The Mound is 65 feet tall. It was originally 68 feet tall, before an excavation attempt in 1869.
- Built by the Adena people.
- There are 116 steps leading from the bottom to top.
- This mound has never been systematically excavated.
- In 2004, crop circles appeared in the field nearby to the Mound.
- It is believed that the high hills of Woodland Cemetery and Calvary Cemetery may have also been burial mounds at one time.
Wow. Field trip!