Indian Mounds

On this page you will find all of the Indian mounds visited by the Ohio Exploration Society, arranged alphabetically by county. We have a few more ancient earthworks to be uploaded, so make sure to follow us on our social media accounts to be notified whenever we update the site. Remember, we do not condone trespassing at any of these locations. Always seek permission of an Indian mound is located on private property. If you have photos of a mound that you would like to share, please submit them to and we may post them with credit given to you. If you would like to suggest a place for us to explore, please use the Exploration Submission Form and we’ll do our best to check it out.

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SerpentMoundThumb Serpent Mound
Adams County
Most likely built by the Fort Ancient culture, this is the largest effigy mound in North America.
JeffersMoundThumb Jeffers Mound
Franklin County
Built by the Hopewell culture, this mound was part of a larger earthwork that has been lost.
ShrumMoundThumb Shrum Mound
Franklin County
Built by the Adena culture, this is one of the last remaining conical mounds in Columbus.
AlligatorMoundThumb Alligator Mound
Licking County
Most likely built by the Fort Ancient culture, this is one of two effigy mounds in Ohio.
NewarkEarthworksThumb Newark Earthworks
Licking County
Built by the Hopewell culture, this area is part of a huge grouping of mounds in Newark.
MoundCityThumb Mound City
Ross County
Built by the Hopewell culture, this side is one of the largest concentrations of burial mounds discovered.
SeipEarthworksThumb Seip Earthworks
Ross County
Built by the Hopewell culture, the earthworks are anchored by the 30-foot tall Seip Mound.
RangerStationMoundThumb Ranger Station Mound
Vinton County
At the height of 14.4 feet, Ranger Station Mound is the tallest of the Zaleski Mound Group.
ConusMoundThumb Conus Mound
Washington County
Built by the Adena culture, it is also known as Cemetery Mound as it is located in Mound Cemetery.
QuandranaouMoundThumb Quadranaou Mound
Washington County
Built by the Hopewell culture, it is believed this was a ceremonial mound.
SacraViaThumb Sacra Via
Washington County
This area was formerly a sacred walled way to the Ohio River built by the Hopewell culture.