Historic Markers Across Alabama

Bear Creek Mound

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 308.8).
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 38.694    W 088° 7.931
  34.6449    -88.13218333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The village site was occupied as early as 8000 B.C. by hunters who stayed only long enough to prepare their kill. From the time of Christ to 1000 A.D., migratory people of this area practiced limited agriculture. The nearby fields and streams offered an abundance of nuts, fruits, game and fish. These people shaped this mound and built a crude temple on its summit to house their sacred images.

Erected by United State Department of the Interior National Park Service.

End of Bear Creek Mound