West Virginia’s Mysterious Indian Mounds

Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, West Virginia.

Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, West Virginia.

From the InterMountain:

The term “mound builders” is applied to a prehistoric race spanning about 2,000 years (1000 BC to 1000 AD). The first group of these people was the Adena people. We know little about how or why the mounds were built, but most historians agree that the Early Americans built the mounds for their honored dead.

The Adena Mounds ranged in size from about 25 feet to 250 feet in diameter. These people lived in an area making up most of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Pennsylvania and New York.

One of my favorite cemeteries in West Virginia is Indian Mound Cemetery, located in Romney. Here are some photos I took on a visit in 2005.

Dead Yet Speaketh

Dead Yet Speaketh—an interesting concept, eh?

Indian Mound Cemetery

Sign pointing to the Adena mound.

View from inside the Parsons Bell Tower

View from inside the Parsons Bell Tower

Mourning Statue

Michael Hughes
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Michael M. Hughes is a writer and performer. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    May 23, 2016

    Bell tower is rumoured to be haunted. People say they hear voices in there at night.

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