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Criel Indian Mound  

South Charleston, WV 25303

Probably built between 250 and 150 B.C., the Criel Mound in South Charleston is the largest of approximately 50 conical type mounds of the Adena culture in an area west of Charleston extending to Institute and the second largest Indian burial mound in the state. It was the burial ground for an Indian village located on the site of the city of South Charleston some 2,000 years ago. Today, all the artifacts and skeleton remains are maintained at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Charleston Area Attractions

West Virginia State Archives
Nitro City Park
Cato Park
Criel Indian Mound
Daniel Boone Roadside Park
Midland Trail National Scenic Byway
South Charleston Museum
Train Depot Museum
Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum
West Virginia State Capitol Building


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