Indian Village/Excavations
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 38° 35.237 W 081° 59.749
17S E 413270 N 4271448
Indian Village/Excavations Putnam Co., WV
Waymark Code: WM18K8
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/24/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 36

The Buffalo Indian Village and Cemetery, between the road and the Kanawha River, was one of the largest Indian towns in West Virginia. It was occupied about 1650 by Shawnee Indians who later moved westward.

Excavations, 1963-64, showed a central plaza surrounded by large ceremonial buildings and a semi-circle of ordinary houses; all were enclosed by a stockade. Hundreds of burials were found at this Fort Ancient village site.
Marker Title: Indian Village/Excavations

Marker Location: WV 62, just east of Buffalo, 7.3 miles west of Winfield Bridge (WV 34), 22.4 miles east of WV 2

County or Independent City: Putnam

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission 1964

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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