Round Hill, Kentucky

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Archeological Site 15 Ma 24
RoundHillKentuckyMound.jpg
Adena Mound at Round Hill, Kentucky
Nearest city Round Hill, Kentucky
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80001651[1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1980

Round Hill is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Kentucky, United States. It lies 10 miles southwest of Richmond on County Road 595. A burial mound attributed by the National Register of Historic Places to the Adena Culture is the central feature of the village.[2] The ovoid earthwork has a base of roughly 150 by 90 feet and a height of 25 feet. Unsystematic excavations in the early twentieth century by local residents produced flint tools and human remains.[3] The mound stands on private property but is visible from the road.

Round Hill is part of the Richmond–Berea Micropolitan Statistical Area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ Webb, W. S.; W. D. Funkhouser (1932). Archaeological Survey of Kentucky. Reports in Archaeology and Anthropology, vol. 2. Lexington: University of Kentucky, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology. p. 263. 

Coordinates: 37°40′44″N 84°24′58″W / 37.67889°N 84.41611°W / 37.67889; -84.41611