Shrum Mound

Shrum Mound is a Native American burial mound in the central Ohio city of Columbus.[1] The mound was created around 2,000 years ago by the Pre-Columbian Native American Adena culture.[1]

Shrum Mound is named after the family whose farm once included the land on which the mound is located.[2] Ohio History Connection is the current owner of the mound after receiving the property as a donation from the late Ohio governor James E. Campbell.[2] Shrum Mound is located within Campbell Park, which is named after James E. Campbell.

In 2015, the Ohio History Connection removed the 18 or so trees located on top of the mound, citing preservation as the reason.[3] One concern was the possibility of a strong storm knocking down a tree and causing damage to the mound.[3]

Shrum Mound
Shrum Mound
Shrum Mound in 2014, prior to the removal of the trees
LocationColumbus, Ohio, U.S.
Coordinates39°59′24″N 83°04′49″W / 39.9900°N 83.0804°WCoordinates: 39°59′24″N 83°04′49″W / 39.9900°N 83.0804°W
Original useTumulus (burial mound)
OwnerOhio History Connection
WebsiteOhio History Connection profile


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Shrum Mound from the air, contained with Campbell Park

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Shrum Mound from directly above


  1. ^ a b "Shrum Mound". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Long, Russell (Winter 1984). OHIO. The Archaeological Society of Ohio. p. 22.
  3. ^ a b Rinehart, Earl (2015-07-25). "Trees removed from Shrum Mound; other grounds are under study". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

External links

List of Adena culture sites

This is a list of Adena culture sites. The Adena culture was a Pre-Columbian Native American culture that existed from 1000 to 200 BCE, in a time known as the early Woodland Period. The Adena culture refers to what were probably a number of related Native American societies sharing a burial complex and ceremonial system. The Adena lived in a variety of locations, including: Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and parts of Pennsylvania and New York.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Columbus, Ohio

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Columbus, Ohio.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.There are 336 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Franklin County, including 3 National Historic Landmarks. The city of Columbus is the location of 162 of these properties and districts, including all of the National Historic Landmarks; they are listed here, while the remaining properties and districts are listed separately. Another 2 properties were once listed but have been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 12, 2019.

Ohio History Connection

Ohio History Connection is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1885 as The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society "to promote a knowledge of archaeology and history, especially in Ohio". Until May 24, 2014, the organization was known as the Ohio Historical Society. Ohio History Connection exists to interpret, preserve, collect, and make available evidence of the past, and to provide leadership on furthering knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the prehistory and history of Ohio and of the broader cultural and natural environments of which Ohio is a part. Its predecessor was founded by Brig. Gen. Roeliff Brinkerhoff in 1875. That society became dormant, and was revived at the urging of Governor George Hoadly in 1885.

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