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The Conservancy recently received the donation of a remarkably well-preserved conical mound in central Ohio known as Etna Township Mound Number 1. The mound is approximately six feet high and ninety feet in diameter, and it’s located in a wooded lot overlooking an intermittent stream.

The mound was once part of a pair of mounds, but its twin was destroyed by the construction of an adjacent subdivision. Both mounds were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 due to their relatively pristine condition and their proximity to the Newark Earthworks. The Newark Earthworks are currently a National Historic Landmark and are a strong candidate for being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.