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Near Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds

 
 
Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Marker
Inscription. For over 100 years Etowah Indian Mounds were the Tumlin Mounds. In 1832 Col. Lewis Tumlin came to Cass County (Bartow) and drew the land lot that contained the mounds. Col. Tumlin served as county sheriff from 1834 to 1840. As young soldiers, Gen. William T. Sherman and Col. Tumlin became friends. First visiting the mounds in 1844, Sherman returned in 1864 and spared Col. Tumlin´s home. In 1887, the Tumlins allowed the Smithsonian Institute´s Bureau of American Ethnology to survey and partially explore Mound C under the direction of Dr. Cyrus Thomas. Being great protectors and conservationists, Georgia Secession Roberts Tumlin along with her son, Lewis Henry Tumlin, Sr. did not allow the site to be disturbed especially the burials. Professional excavations of the site were conducted in 1925, 1926 and 1927 by Warren K. Moorehead. In 1953 the Georgia Historical Commission purchased the property from the Tumlin family. The site became The Etowah Indian Mounds State Park. Col. Tumlin´s great grandson Lewis Henry Tumlin, Jr. became the first resident custodian of the park. Henry´s devotion and tireless service helped to make the Etowah Indian Mounds a prominent state historic site.
 
Erected 2006 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 008-54.)
 
Marker series.
Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Marker
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.779′ N, 84° 48.442′ W. Marker is near Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Indian Mound Road 0.8 miles east of Douthit Ferry Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the exit road of the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amos T. Akerman (approx. 2.3 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle (approx. 2.3 miles away); Etowah Valley Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Etowah (approx. 2.4 miles away); Home of Sam P Jones (approx. 2.5 miles away); Friendship Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Tribute on Monument / 38 Names on Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Etowah Indian Mounds State Park from New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Etowah Indian Mounds from Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2012
3. Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds
Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2012
4. Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds
This is Mound A, the largest mound in the complex.
Dedication of the Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Marker on October 7, 2006 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 7, 2006
5. Dedication of the Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Marker on October 7, 2006
Many surviving members of the Tumlin family were in attendance.
Etowah Mounds National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 10.06.2012
6. Etowah Mounds National Historic Landmark Plaque
Etowah Mounds National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2012
7. Etowah Mounds National Historic Landmark Plaque
The plaque stands at the entrance to the Visitors' Center and Museum.
 
 
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