Naples Mound 8


Naples Mound 8
Naples Mound 8
Naples Mound 8 is located in Illinois
Location: Pike County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city: Griggsville
Coordinates: 39°41′36.78″N 90°38′55.968″W / 39.69355°N 90.64888°W / 39.69355; -90.64888Coordinates: 39°41′36.78″N 90°38′55.968″W / 39.69355°N 90.64888°W / 39.69355; -90.64888
NRHP Reference#: 75000671
Added to NRHP: October 14, 1975[1]

The Naples Mound 8 (also Naples-Russel Mound 8 or Illinois Archaeological Survey #PK 335) is a Havana Hopewell culture mound site located somewhere in or near the Pike County, Illinois city of Griggsville. The mound was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Connection to Mormonism

In May and June 1834 Joseph Smith led a Mormon group (a paramilitary expedition known as Zion's Camp) on a march from Kirtland, Ohio to Jackson County, Missouri. On June 3, while passing through southern Illinois near Griggsville, some bones were discovered on the top of a mound. These bones were supposedly identified by Smith as belonging to a Lamanite prophet-warrior named Zelph.

References

  1. ^ NRIS Database[dead link], National Register of Historic Places, retrieved January 21, 2007.

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