Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mound Bottom

Marker ID: THC 3C 58
Location: on Cedar Hill Rd., north of Scott Rd., Kingston Springs, TN
County: Cheatham
Coordinates: N 36° 08.167    W 087° 05.926
  36.13611666    -87.09876666
Waymark: WM880


Across the river are the remains of an 800-year old town built by ancient Native American Indians. Almost surrounded by the river, it was also guarded by a high palisade wall. A large temple mound and several smaller mounds surrounded an open plaza. Archeologists believe this town had important political and ceremonial functions. It is currently owned by the State of Tennessee.

Tennessee Historical Commission