Historic Markers Across Florida



Oelsner Mound



Marker ID:  
Location: On Sunset Dr, Port Richey, FL
County: Pasco
Coordinates: N 28° 16.314    W 082° 43.952
  28.2719    -82.73253333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHAQY
 



Text:

This Indian mound is all that remains of a late Weeden Island period community, probably settled about A.D. 1000 and inhabited for several hundred years. Excavations conducted in 1879 by S.T. Walker for the Smithsonian Institution indicated this was a temple mound. A nearby burial mound, excavated in 1903 by Clarence B. Moore, was subsequently destroyed by developers along with other remnants of the prehistoric community. This mound was preserved by its owner, the late "Aunt" Martha Oelsner, who believed that it also contains Timuqua or Calusa Indian graves.

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners and The Historical Preservation Committee