Barton Village Site

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Barton Village Site
Barton Village Site is located in Maryland
Barton Village Site
Barton Village Site is located in the US
Barton Village Site
Nearest city Cumberland, Maryland
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Added to NRHP May 12, 1975

Coordinates: 39°33′45″N 78°51′2″W / 39.56250°N 78.85056°W / 39.56250; -78.85056 Barton Village Site, also known as the Herman Barton Indian Village Archeological Site, is an archaeological site near Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland. The site was explored in 1960 by Henry Wright, whose work revealed six cultural layers representing three phases of late prehistoric occupation, c. 1000-1500. It represents data for the terminal Woodland to the terminal Prehistoric periods in the Upper Potomac River Valley. Significant evidence exists that the site was a village of the Monongahela culture.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

The site was purchased from John Barton in 2002 by the Archaeological Conservancy.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Shawnee Old Fields Village Archeological Site. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ Sawyers, Michael (16 June 2011). "Unearthing history at Potomac River's North Branch". Cumberland Times-News. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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