Friday, July 22, 2011

Ancient Paved City Once Located in Proctorville, Ohio

Ancient Paved City Once Located in Proctorville, Ohio

Overlooking the Ohio River and the city of Proctorville, Ohio where once an ancient paved city was located. The city was inhabited by large people, some of which had a double row of teeth!

Ironton Register, May 5, 1892,
    Where Proctorville now stands was one-day part of a well-paved city, but I think the greater part of it is now in the Ohio River. [Sic] Only a few mounds, there; one of which was near the C. Wilgus mansion and contained a skeleton of a very large person, with all double teeth, and sound, in a jaw bone that would go over the jaw with the flesh on, of a large man; the common burying ground was well filled with skeletons at a depth of about 6 feet. Part of the pavement was of boulder stone and part of well-preserved brick.