Location: Harley Park, West Spring Street
Name: Hopewell Indian Mounds
Dated between 100 B.C. to 500 A.D.
The Mississippian Indians who built the mounds in Boonville's Harley Park had large villages and farmed. Contrary to popular belief, the mounds were not used for burial, but for ceremonial purposes along the Missouri River.
One mound is located at the north entrance of the park. It is about fifty feet wide and five feet tall. The others are high on a hill just above the Harley Park Overlook. One of the largest is sixty feet in width and nine feet high.
The mounds were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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This Page was constructed by: Amanda Dodson
This project was funded through a grant from Boonville Tourism Commission