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Some of the best native American artifacts found in Spencer County have been collected in the Waterford area.
It is possible that a mysterious find there could be the most incredible yet.
There are several piles of rocks off Kentucky 44 that have Waterford residents wondering if they could mark the locations of Indian graves or be the result of farmers clearing rocks from fields.
Since permission has not been granted for people to visit the area, we can make this proposal. Anyone interested in exploring these mysteries may write to me and I will give the letters to the property owner or owners.
Some of them aren’t far from a branch of Elk Creek and one is circular as if to mark the location of a well or spring.
Some who have seen the circular pile say there’s no hole or indentation that would indicate a well or spring was ever there.
There’s also speculation that a long, rectangular-shaped pile of rocks may have marked the grave of an Indian – maybe a chief or someone else of importance.
There are others that defy logical guess work. One is neatly stacked to a height of perhaps six feet.
The Indians who were part of the “Mississippian” or “Fort Ancient” cultures were known to have lined the insides of graves with stones. Evidence of their presence have been found in the past near the Salt River and not far from the piles of stones.
It could be that no one knows the history of the Waterford Stone Mysteries, but if any of our readers can shed some light on them, let’s hear from you.