Historic Markers Across Georgia



Rock Eagle Mound



Marker ID: GHM None
Location: US 441 north of Eatonton at east park entrance
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 33° 25.074    W 083° 22.355
  33.41790366    -83.3725817
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6ZKD
Rock Eagle Mound Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

One mile west of this point is a stone mound believed to have been constructed by prehistoric Indians before Columbus discovered America. The mound is composed of white quartz rocks, forming the shape of a bird in flight with its head turned toward the east and wings outspread. It measures 102 feet from head to tail and 120 feet from wingtip to wingtip, while the body rises to about 10 feet above the surrounding surface. The mound is thought to have been built for burial purposes.

State of Georgia November 1977




Rock Eagle Mound
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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