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Dempsey Indian Mound

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Near Dempsey, WV, in Fayette County, along Laurel Creek, an Indian mound was discovered sometime during the early 1900s. The owner of the land leveled the mound so that the land could be used for farming. Apparently, no records were made of the size of the mound. Whether or not this was a burial mound is also unknown. In the very center of the mound was discovered a spherical stone, weighing over 300 pounds. Years later the stone was given to Shirley Donnelly, a local historian, who for years kept the stone on display in the yard of his home near Oak Hill, WV. This mound was located about three air-miles from the Beards Fork Petroglyphs.