Many burial mounds existed in present-day Meigs County when the area was first settled, but many succumbed to the shovels of curious settlers who hoped to find treasures within. Some of these mounds yielded artifacts such as stone tools, pottery, and skeletons when opened. Other mounds were gradually destroyed by the plows of farmers cultivating their fields for many years. The remains of what may have once been another mound and related earthworks can be found in the near vicinity of Mound Cemetery. Another Adena mound, known as the Reeves Mound, is located in northern Meigs County north of the community of Alfred. Unlike the mound remnants near the cemetery, the Mound Cemetery Mound and the Reeves Mound are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; both were added to the Register in 1974.