Snake Den Mounds

Upcoming events at this historic earthwork site coming soon!

The Snake Den Mound Group is located in the uplands of Walnut Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, just west of East Ringold. The site’s peculiar name comes from the fact that in earlier times snakes in great numbers were known to hibernate there annually. When first explored by Warren Moorehead in the late 1890s, the site was described as a series of seven mounds containing extended and disarticulated skeletal remains, cremations and stone box burials. Some mounds were constructed from yellow clay and others from stone that included an odd assortment of boulders, spalls, fossils, concretions and burned rock. There was even what Moorehead described as a small concretion box recovered that contained a number of small native silver nuggets, still a unique find in Ohio archaeology.

In recent years a local support group has taken a renewed interest in the site with an ongoing research and preservation initiative. The focus of archaeology at Snake Den is no longer toward the large scale excavations of the past but rather comprehensive program of remote sensing surveys utilizing a variety of specialized instruments. This has resulted in discoveries including a perimeter wall and ditch surrounding the mound group, rows of pits, post circles and other subsurface features not visible at the surface, demonstrating that the site is much more complex than ever imagined.


Todd's Scuba Circleville Dive Center

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR DIVING AND SNORKELING SINCE 1994

OUR SERVICES

  • Scuba Instruction
  • Snorkeling
  • Equipment Rental
  • Air Fills
  • Full Dive Shop

Located about 25 miles South of Columbus, Ohio just off US Route 23 in Circleville, Ohio.


Pickaway County Library - Floyd E. Younkin Branch

The Floyd E. Younkin Branch of the Pickaway County Library offers a wide variety of books, movies, magazines and video games for all ages. It also offers wifi, computers, public copy machines, knowledgeable staff and programs for all ages, including storytimes. Renovations to the facility are happening, so stop in for a before and after view.

The Pickaway County Library system owns more than 150,000 items and has access to over 4 million items through a consortium of Central Ohio libraries.  The library also provides access to over 100,000 ebooks, eaudiobooks and streaming movie titles.


Engel's Landscaping and Greenhouse

Green house and Landscaping open every spring season.


Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center

We welcome you to bring the whole family to the fair to celebrate and learn about agriculture, create memories and check out all the entertainment and attractions. We are proud to showcase the youth of Pickaway County, honor our heritage, and introduce you to our future!  There is something for everyone - both young and old. This is the perfect place for family entertainment!


Slate Run Living Historial Farm

As one of the most culturally significant sites in the state of Ohio, the Slate Run Living Historical Farm brings visitors to its rolling hills for a feel of life from yesteryear. Farm volunteers in period costumes shear sheep and take care of the Percheron draft horses, Poland China hog and Merino sheep. No gas-powered tractors or equipment are found onsite.


Tecusmseh - Outdoor Drama Theater

Located just minutes outside of Pickaway County, Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre is home to Tecumseh Outdoor Drama, which celebrates 50 years in 2022.

Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s. TECUMSEH! has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.

 


Wittich's Fine Candies & Ice Cream Soda Fountain

Old-fashioned candy shop and soda fountain


Ted Lewis Museum

Explore the life and times of jazz musician an entertainer Ted Lewis, Circleville Native.


Ohio's Small Town Museum

Learn about all of the history that makes Ashville, Ohio and Pickaway County unique!