Shawnee Old Fields Village Site

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Shawnee Old Fields Village Site
Nearest city Oldtown, Maryland
Built 1697
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Added to NRHP May 12, 1975

The Shawnee Old Fields Village Site, is an archaeological site near Oldtown in Allegany County, Maryland. The site contains Late Woodland and Contact period artifacts. An area between the site and the river’s edge may be the location of a number of short-term camps and/or dwelling units. The first confirmed archeological manifestation of the several historically documented Shawnee villages in Maryland. It is believed to have been the home of King Opessa, a Shawnee leader.[2]

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


  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. 

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