Site #5: Conical Mound #2

© Photographed July 19, 2015
Whitewater, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
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Site #5: Conical Mound #2
This mound is a "Conical type." Both the Conical and Linear type mounds are of the oldest mounds built. Their simple shapes were make easily, without lots of planning. These simple mounds do hold some surprises. When connected by the celestial lines, may mound group display a hidden meaning or value. This could have been a sunrise on a certain day of the year, commemorating the birth or death of a clan leader or it could indicate the direction of annual seasonable movement of the clan or tribe. We don't know for sure at this time.

Conical and Linear mounds were built during a period of time that started before the birth of Christ (200 to 300 B.C.) and continued to about _00 years ago. Effigy mounds began being built about 1000 years ago and stopped being built at about the same time as the other types.

This conical mound is also the tallest mound group. The mound has a diameter of 36 feet in 1920. It was measured at 89 feet in the 1989 survey.
The marker is located at Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve, accessible from southbound South Indian Mound Parkway, south of its intersection with Old Highway 12 and at its T-intersection with Wildwood Road, at or near 288 South Indian Mound Parkway, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190.

GazetteXtra (April 30, 2011): Whitewater hopes to restore historical effigy mounds

Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve Map (PDF)

Follow this path to the effigy mounds and markers.

The entrance to Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.

The marker is located at the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.

The preserve is located inside the residential community
of Mound Park Acres in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

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