Williamson Mound Archeological District

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Williamson Mound Archeological District
Williamson Mound Archaeological District.jpg
View from the west
Williamson Mound Archeological District is located in Ohio
Williamson Mound Archeological District
Location East of U.S. Route 42 on the western edge of the Wetherington Golf and Country Club[2]
Nearest city Maud, Ohio
Coordinates 39°22′1″N 84°23′4″W / 39.36694°N 84.38444°W / 39.36694; -84.38444Coordinates: 39°22′1″N 84°23′4″W / 39.36694°N 84.38444°W / 39.36694; -84.38444
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001334[1]
Added to NRHP May 29, 1975

The Williamson Mound Archeological District is an archaeological site in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. Located north of Maud in Butler County,[3] the mound appears to have been the work of peoples of the Hopewell tradition.[4]

Although a small hole was dug into the top of the Williamson Mound at some point before 1972, the mound remains in premium condition. It sits atop a ridgeline above an intermittent stream in a rural part of increasingly urbanized Butler County.[4]

As one of the best preserved Hopewell mounds in its region, the Williamson Mound is potentially a significant archaeological site.[4] For this reason, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Koleszar, Stephen C. An Archaeological Survey of Southwestern Ohio. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1970, 54.
  3. ^ 44 F.R. 7552
  4. ^ a b c Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 108.