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Hopeton Earthworks

Hopetown, Ohio
County of Ross.
National Register Number: 66000623
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-7 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
These earthworks, part of a large Hopewellian ceremonial center, represent a fine example of the work of the Hopewell people (300 BC-250 AD). Although the structures have been reduced by erosion and cultivation, they are visible from the air. The site ranks among the largest of the Hopewellian earthwork centers and represents a truly monumental investment of labor in public architecture.

All of the circle and "square" are now owned by NPS. Agricultural leases on the earthworks have ended. The NHL is in satisfactory condition.

Agricultural leases ended in 2007. Archeological investigations took place in 2007 and 2008.

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