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Chesapeake, OH

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the Indians that lived in Nicholas county. Yes I know about the Morris Massacre, but interested in more. Maybe a website or book would be nice. Even other history would be nice. I've seen a lot of books about the Richwood area, but not much about the lake area. Sparks & Gad are interesting also but not much info. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#2 Feb 5, 2013
I am interested myself. If you find anything out please let me know. Doesnt seem to be an easy subject to find information on.
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Summersville, WV

#3 Feb 5, 2013

Since: Jan 13

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#4 Feb 5, 2013
Cherokee, Conoy, Delaware, Honniasont and Susquehanna, and Shawnee settled in various parts of West Virginia from time to time, but none of them was established here at an early date for an appreciable period except perhaps the Conoy, whose name appears to be perpetuated in that of the Kanawha River. There is no information regarding the Moneton residence there other than the preservation of their name. Land of many tribe's as they called it "Ani" also Nicholas County area was the boundary between the Cherokee and Shawnee, per my grandfather.
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Chesapeake, OH

#5 Feb 5, 2013
Thank but already have that info, but would like more info on other subjects close to lake area! Yelp know about Knifes & Forks & Carnifex.
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Chesapeake, OH

#6 Feb 5, 2013
Thank you Bear777 I will start from there.
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Hansford, WV

#8 Feb 6, 2013
You might research the indian mound located on Route 39 West at the top of "Graves Hill"
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Hansford, WV

#9 Feb 6, 2013
interested wrote:
Thank but already have that info, but would like more info on other subjects close to lake area! Yelp know about Knifes & Forks & Carnifex.
The indian mound on Rt 39 is near Summersville Lake. Just a couple miles out Camp Fork to the lake.
Church Lady

Chesapeake, OH

#10 Feb 6, 2013
Thank everyone for sharing!
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Chesapeake, OH

#11 Feb 6, 2013
Thanks. Leaved around here all my life never knew about that gravesite.
Curious

United States

#12 Feb 6, 2013
Info wrote:
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The indian mound on Rt 39 is near Summersville Lake. Just a couple miles out Camp Fork to the lake.
Where exactly is this mound?
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Marlinton, WV

#13 Feb 6, 2013
Interesting conversation
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Hansford, WV

#14 Feb 7, 2013
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>Where exactly is this mound?
It is called the Bucks Garden mound and it is near the top of Graves hill

Since: Dec 12

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#15 Feb 7, 2013
I have been doing some research. It appears the Bucks Garden site isnt a mound, it is some kind of rock shelter built by the Hopewell culture during a period/era called Buck Garden around 1000 years ago. Still researching, will relay anything more I find.

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#16 Feb 7, 2013
Well that is about all I can find. I cant even find the specific location, but it must be along Bucks Garden Creek. On a map the creek looks rather long. Very little is known about the earliest Native Americans in West Virgina. During the 17th Century the Delaware, Shawnee and Iroquois were known to be here.

Since: Dec 12

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#17 Feb 7, 2013
Interesting to note the Bucks Garden certainly got its name from the Natives that lived here, not male deer. Who' a thunk it. LOL
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Ridgeview, WV

#18 Feb 7, 2013
Finally, an interesting topic!! My husband can talk for hours about the Indians that lived in the Nicholas county area. His past time is digging for artifacts. We've ben fortunate that where we live we've found some over hangs and he has found pottery pieces, flint and arrow heads. He has spent hours researching. He is not a fan of topixs but I'm sure he'll want to chim in on this conversation to share and learn.
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Hansford, WV

#19 Feb 8, 2013
I know the West Virginia history books refer to it as a mound but like you I tried researching it and found very little. I did see a little about mound builders and it refers to the Bucks Garden mound. I think it was Adena maybe. Not much help I know. Wish there was more info on it. I live near this area.
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United States

#20 Feb 8, 2013
WV has not been around that long, search western Virginia tribes 1700 s you will get better results. Huron were big in this area 1500 to 1600s.... Older counties Like Greebrier will have better histories and more info compared to a Nicholas County WV search

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