Round Hill, Kentucky

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For the unincorporated community in Edmonson County, Kentucky, see Roundhill, Kentucky.
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