Mound House (Greene County, Illinois)

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Mound House Site
Mound House (Greene County, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Mound House (Greene County, Illinois)
Location Eastern bank of the Illinois River, ½ mile west of the end of 600E
Nearest city Hillview, Illinois
Coordinates 39°29′36″N 90°35′01″W / 39.49333°N 90.58361°W / 39.49333; -90.58361Coordinates: 39°29′36″N 90°35′01″W / 39.49333°N 90.58361°W / 39.49333; -90.58361
Area 10.5 acres (4.2 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001148[1]
Added to NRHP September 1, 1978

The Mound House is an archeological site located in Greene County, Illinois in the Illinois River floodplain. The site is a multicomponent site; however, the mounds were constructed during the Middle Woodland and are associated with the Havana Hopewell culture. The mound center has two identified mounds.[2]

The site received its name because the previous landowner, a farmer, built a house on Mound 1, the largest mound. Since then the house has been removed and the land is owned by the Center for American Archeology.[3]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 1, 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Maruszak, Kathleen. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mound House Site. National Park Service, 1977-07, 4.
  3. ^ "Mound House Site". Center for American Archeology. Retrieved November 16, 2013.