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Near Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rock Eagle Mound

 
 
Rock Eagle Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 16, 2006
1. Rock Eagle Mound Marker
Inscription. One mile west of this point is a stone mound believed to have been constructed by prehistoric Indians before Columbus discovered America. The mound is composed of white quartz rocks, forming the shape of a bird in flight with its head turned toward the east and wings outspread. It measures 102 feet from head to tail and 120 feet from wingtip to wingtip, while the body rises to about 10 feet above the surrounding surface. The mound is thought to have been built for burial purposes.
 
Erected 1977.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 25.07′ N, 83° 22.354′ W. Marker is near Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Highway (U.S. 129) and Rock Eagle Road, on the left when traveling north on Madison Highway. Click for map. Madison Highway is also known as Highway 441. From Eatonton take Hwy 441 North for 6.8 miles. Marker on left. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia 4-H Center (within shouting distance of this marker); George Claud Adams (approx.
Rock Eagle Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Rock Eagle Mound Marker
Now restored
1.3 miles away); Georgia 4-H Clubs (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of the Home and Private School of Adiel Sherwood (approx. 4.8 miles away); Springfield (approx. 6 miles away); Turnwold Plantation (approx. 6.1 miles away); Seven Islands Road (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eatonton.
 
Also see . . .  Rock Eagle Effigy Mound. (Submitted on June 26, 2006.)
 
Categories. LandmarksMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Rock Eagle Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 16, 2006
3. Rock Eagle Mound Marker
Photo was taken on west side of Hwy 441
Rock Eagle Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Rock Eagle Mound Marker
The marker stands with other signs at the entrance to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. US Highway 441 is to the left in the photo.
Rock Eagle Mound image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 16, 2006
5. Rock Eagle Mound
Photo taken from four story observation tower.
Rock Eagle Mound Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Tina Maddox, April 2008
6. Rock Eagle Mound Observation Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 11,897 times since then and 200 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia.   4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on , by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia.   6. submitted on , by Tina Maddox of Eatonton, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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