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Camden Park Mound

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Location: Camden Park, in Huntington, WV, Cabell County

The Camden Park Mound is an Adena burial mound located near the mouth of Twelvepole Creek, on the floodplain above the Ohio River in the amusement park, Camden Park (map). Another mound once stood a sort distance east of the park, but it was leveled during the building of the Ohio and Big Sandy railroad right-of-way.

The flat-topped conical burial mound in Camden Park is the largest mound in the Huntington area, and is third in size in West Virginia. It has not been excavated; was probably built by the Adena people between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1.

Several other so-called "Indian mounds" were located in Huntington at one time. One mound was located on Thirteenth Street, another said to be located at the peak at Gobbler's Knob. Both mounds were leveled during the building of streets and roads in Huntington. About 1/2-mile above the mouth of the Guyandotte River were located three small mounds, all apparently destroyed as new streets, homes, and businesses were built in Huntington.

Topo map of vicinty of Camden Park Mound.

For more information about Camden Park website for more information.