Hilltop Enclosure

Hilltop Enclosure (HMHUW)

Location: New York, OH 10013 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.022', W 84° 5.873'

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Hopewell Indians constructed this hilltop enclosure and probably used it for social gatherings and religious observances. No evidence of Hopewell occupation is present within the 100+ acre enclosure. Hopewell domestic areas abound on the plateau outside the enclosure itself.

Once constructed, the site may have never been completely abandoned although its use as a ceremonial center apparently declined. About 1000 A.D. the Fort Ancient Indians established a small, stockaded village in the south fort. When Warren K. Moorehead investigated this village, he mistakenly thought its occupants for whom he named the site, had built the Fort Ancient earthworks.

The Fort Ancient Indians also founded a village at the base of the hill along the banks of the Little Miami River. They supported themselves by hunting, fishing, and growing crops such as corn and beans.
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749897 N 4365226
Decimal Degrees39.40036667, -84.09788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.022', W 84° 5.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 1.32" N, 84° 5' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 914, 917, 516,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2779 Little Miami Scenic Trail, New York OH 10013, US
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