Historic Markers Across Georgia



Rock Eagle Mound Monument



Marker ID: GSCD 
Location: Located at the entrance to the mounds inside Rock Eagle.
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 33° 25.056    W 083° 23.249
  33.4176    -83.38748333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM6ZJ3
Rock Eagle Mound Monument Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



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Rock Eagle Mound

Mound of prehistoric origin. Believed to be ceremonial mound.

Made with white quartz rocks in the shape of an eagle.
Head turned to the east. Length 102 feet. Spread of wings 120 feet.
Depth of breast 8 feet.

Only two such configurations discovered east of the Mississippi River.
Both are in Putnam County.

"Tread softly here white man for long ere you came strange races lived, fought, and loved."

Erected by the Georgia Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century
June 1940



Rock Eagle
Rock Eagle Mound Monument
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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