serpant mound location in c.burg ?

serpant mound location in c.burg ?

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Ann

Nicholasville, KY

#1 Jun 20, 2011
DOES ANYONE KNOW THE EXACT LOCAYION OF THE SERPANT MOUND IN C'BURG. SUPPOSE TO BE ON THE HILL CLOSE TO AIRPORT ONLY ON KY. SIDE .
lost compass

Reston, VA

#2 Jun 21, 2011
Yes but you can't access it. Marathon owns it.
Info

Ashland, KY

#3 Jun 21, 2011
Examples of stone serpent effigy mounds exist and have been documented. It has been noted in Boyd County Kentucky, an apparent stone serpent effigy ("a wavy continuous line with snake-like configurations") can be found. Brisbin (1976) was the first to describe this serpent effigy. Sanders'(1991) article includes a nice drawing of the site, and notes that it is "unique for its much larger size, well-defined serpent outline, strikingly bifurcated tail, and associated stone ring, which may represent an egg." (Not dissimilar to the Ohio Serpent Mound). This effigy is said to have a solar alignment in the configuration of the head and tail. Brisbin notes also that the sandstone forming the "serpent" was quarried locally, and that "in the head and coil portion, the stones are regularly piled to a height of 12 feet, but in the area of the body, they are stacked about 4 feet high and 5 feet wide until they thin out in the tail."Sanders gives a little more up-to-date information on the site. It is owned by Ashland Oil, Inc. The company has established a 90 m buffer between the mound and a non-toxic landfill which serves an Ashland Oil refinery. The head of the serpent has been damaged by both pits excavated into the rock by unknown individuals and by the construction of a radio tower access road.
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Ashland, KY

#4 Jun 21, 2011
The earliest evidence of human habitation in Boyd County exists in the forms of numerous earthen mounds containing human skeletons and burial goods giving evidence that prehistoric Native Americans inhabited the area. A 1973 archeological find revealed a serpent-shaped mound built of rocks dating to 2000 B.C. and stretching for 900 feet along a ridge parallel to the Big Sandy River south of Catlettsburg.
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Ashland, KY

#5 Jun 21, 2011
http://whowont.com/SaMPLe/Regional/flavor_det...

Latitude.::. 3825'33.21"N
Longitude.::. 8236'42.38"W

I hope this was helpful.
hiker

Idalou, TX

#6 Jun 21, 2011
Roughly, it is on the ridge between the refinery and Calgon that overlooks Old U.S. 23(river road)
Annie

Nicholasville, KY

#7 Jun 21, 2011
This has been SO interesting to me.Iv'e seen the one in Ohio,but was surprised to learn of the one here.[living here all my life] So your saying I can't get to it ?
Annie

Nicholasville, KY

#8 Jun 21, 2011
Thank you all !!!!
Tiffany

Ashland, KY

#9 Jul 2, 2011
Any arial pics to be found?
mee2

Ashland, KY

#10 Jul 2, 2011
Good luck I have been looking for a pic for a very long time, if you find any info please post it, thank you
help maybe

Ashland, KY

#11 Jul 3, 2011
SERPENT MOUND: US #23. Ashland Oil, Inc. property. Parallel to the Big Sandy River. Serpent effigy. Bulldozer in construction of rd along ridge has destroyed eastern tip of nose. Head has damage because of excavation into the rock by unknown individuals and construction of radio tower access road. < www.herper.com/KYmound.html> ; The Stone serpent Mound of Boyd Co., KY An Investigation of a stone effigy structure.[Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 16 (2): 272-284 by S.L. Sanders 1991]. The stone serpent mound in Kentucky: and other monuments.[WV Archaeologist 25:26-36 by L.G. Brisbin 1976].

GPS

Sullivan, OH

#12 Aug 26, 2011
3822'41.94"N
8236'37.73"W
Google Earth

This is the head it stretches over 900' to the SE.
It covers the hill from the west bound Catlettsburg off ramp I64 almost to the AOI parking lot
stone

Broken Arrow, OK

#13 Aug 26, 2011
I would really like to see this. I hope I get the chance before I die.
DEBBI

Campbellsville, KY

#14 Aug 26, 2011
ME TOO
wondering

Greenup, KY

#15 Aug 26, 2011
there are reports of old photos, i would really like to know how to attain them. This would be something to see.
thinking

Ashland, KY

#16 Jan 2, 2012
GPS wrote:
3822'41.94"N
8236'37.73"W
Google Earth
This is the head it stretches over 900' to the SE.
It covers the hill from the west bound Catlettsburg off ramp I64 almost to the AOI parking lot
not for sure but almost am........i think you are in the wrong area
I would really like to se

Ashland, KY

#18 Jul 18, 2014
I would really like to see this
freak of

United States

#19 Jul 18, 2014
I have a serpent mound in my pants .....And the most amazing thing happens when I see boobies......the serpent grows .....NoShit!!!!!...let me know if u want to see
heisenburg

Catlettsburg, KY

#20 Jul 18, 2014
The one in Ohio is the one you want to see. Open to public super cool. I have no idea what these people are talking about one in boyd county

Since: Sep 09

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#21 Jul 18, 2014
The one in Boyd co is very difficult to see even in winter. For the most part it is piles of rocks 2 to 3 ft high. You would have to go to the marathon main guard house do not think they would give permission. It is on top of ridge where old 23 and new 23 meet just north of the Calgon plant. In winter with a small snow on ground you can make it out. Very broke just pile s of rock

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