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The Great Serpent Mound is located on the east fork of Ohio Brush Creek in Bratton Township in the extreme northern portion of Adams County within sight of the little hamlet of Loudon Lovett PO and about seven miles from the town of Peebles on the line of the Cincinnati Portsmouth and Virginia Railroad It lies along the crest of a narrow spur-like ridge rising in its highest part to an altitude of one hundred and fifty feet above the level of the waters of Brush Creek which washes its western base On the east this ridge is cut by a narrow ravine which deepens and widens as it nears the creek to the north of the serpents head The ridge projects from the high table lands on the east of Brush Creek and slopes gently down to a narrow projecting bluff something more than eighty feet high overlooking the fertile bottom lands of the creek both up and down the valley and giving a commanding view of a broad expanse of country for miles in front and to the northward The spur-like ridge along the crest of which the Serpent lies is crescent-shaped its concave side bordering on the creek Along this western side of the ridge its entire length as also to the front and right of the serpents head the walls are almost vertical About midway from where the ridge joins the table lands to the south of the triple coil of the serpents tail as shown in the engraving and the bluff at the north of its head there is a considerable depression extending across the ridge from east to west Beginning in a triple coil of the tail on the highest portion of this ridge the Great Serpent lies extended in beautiful folds down along the crest curving gracefully over the depression in the ridge it winds in natural folds up and along the narrow ledge with head and neck
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