Changes at Fort Ancient

Changes at Fort Ancient (HMHOC)

Location: Oregonia, OH 45054 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 23.994', W 84° 5.635'

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Many changes have occurred at Fort Ancient over the last 2,000 years. Hopewell Indians built the site and used it as a ceremonial and social gathering area. The Fort Ancient Indians lived in the South Fort 500 years after the Hopewell people left. There is no evidence that the Fort Ancient Indians used the Middle or North Fort areas. The timeline below shows major occurrences at Fort Ancient.

100BC - AD500 Constructed and used by Hopewell Indians

AD900 - AD1600 Fort Ancient Indians inhabit South Fort area

Ca.1798 Chillicothe-Lebanon turnpike built through the site

1809 First reported and surveyed. Published in Port Folio magazine

1810 - 1880 Several surveys and examinations of the site

1881-1889 First systematic excavation by Warren K. Moorehead

1891 Fort Ancient purchased by state to be operated by Ohio Historical Society

1893 - 1936 Anderson Village site excavated by Clifford Anderson

1908 Portions excavated by William C. Mills

1920 First museum opened near Little Miami River

1932 - 1936 Used as Civilian Conservation Corps base camp. Earthworks renovated

1939 - 1940 Portions excavated by Richard Morgan

1968 Second museum dedicated

1982 - 1991 Portions excavated by Patricia Essenpreis

1987 - 1996 Portions excavated by Robert Connolly

1998 New museum dedicated

Today In order to preserve the past for the future, we must care for it today.
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750241 N 4365185
Decimal Degrees39.39990000, -84.09391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 23.994', W 84° 5.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 23' 59.64" N, 84° 5' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)937, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11079 Unnamed Road, Oregonia OH 45054, US
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