Historic Markers Across Alabama



Indian Mound



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 72, Florence
County: Lauderdale
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Waymark: None
 



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Indian Mound


This is the highest domiciliary mound in the Tennessee Valley. It was build about 1200 to 1500 A.D. by Indians of the Mississippian Culture. Such mounds served as bases for ceremonial temples or chief's houses. This one was originally encircled by an earthen wall, and there were villages and cultivated fields nearby. Height: 42 feet; width at base, 180 feet.

Indian Mound
--500 yds--


Largest in Tennessee Valley. It stands 42 feet high; served as base for temple. Built by unknown Indians who lived here long before Columbus discovered America. Builders perhaps related to Indians who built mounds at Moundville.








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