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)
Mound House (Greene County, Illinois) is located in the US
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)
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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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.