Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The McMahan Indian Mound

Marker ID: THC 1C 69
Location: on Chapman Hwy /The Great Smoky Mountains Hwy. (Route 441), Sevierville, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 51.837    W 083° 34.048
  35.86395    -83.56746666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM11C3


This Mississippian substructure, 16 ft. high and 240 ft. in circumference, built during the Dallas phase (1200-1500), was first excavated in 1881, with artifacts being sent to the Smithsonian. Later excavations exposed nearby villages of the Woodland Indian dating from 200 A.D. to the Cherokee who roamed this valley when pioneers settled in the late 1700's.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.