Historic Markers Across Alabama

Prehistoric Mound

Marker ID:  
Location: across the road from the Indian Mound Museum, on South Court Street, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 47.448    W 087° 40.192
  34.7908    -87.66986666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Prehistoric Mound
(Probably Built Between 100 B.C and 400 A.D.)

This is the highest domiciliary mound in the Tennessee Valley. It was probably built between 100 B.C. and 400 A.D. by a prehistoric people of the ancient Woodland Culture. Such mounds served as bases for ceremonial temples or chief's houses. This mound, originally encircled by an earthen wall, contains no burials. It is 43 feet in height. Its base measurements are 310 feet by 230 feet. Its flat top measures 145 feet by 90 feet. Evidence indicates that nearby there were two smaller mounds, villages and cultivated fields.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.

End of Prehistoric Mound