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Near Mount Gilead in Montgomery County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Burial Huts at Town Creek

 
 
Burial Huts at Town Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, September 3, 2010
1. Burial Huts at Town Creek Marker
Inscription. You are standing in a reconstruction of a burial hut built in this location over six hundred years ago. Its size and shape are based on evidence gained through scientific archaeological excavation. The outer walls are made of upright posts covered with wattle and daub. The roof is made of poles lashed together and covered with straw thatching on the outside and river cane on the inside. A small central hearth provides light and warmth for visitors to the burial hut. Similar structures, perhaps for each clan or extended family groups, might have been located within the stockaded walls.
 
Location. 35° 10.976′ N, 79° 55.764′ W. Marker is near Mount Gilead, North Carolina, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Town Creek Mound Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 Town Creek Mound Road, Mount Gilead NC 27306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preservation and the Archaeological Record (a few steps from this marker); Town Creek Indian Mound (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haywood Motor Company (approx. 4.6 miles away); McAulay Bros. Store (approx. 4.6 miles
Reconstructed Burial Hut at Town Creek image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, September 3, 2010
2. Reconstructed Burial Hut at Town Creek
The marker is on the door to the hut.
away); Ingram McAulay Hardware & Furniture (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ross & Ingram Grocery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Williams Barber Shop (approx. 4.7 miles away); O.C. Bruton Store (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Gilead.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the door at the entrance of the round hut.
 
Also see . . .  Town Creek Indian Mound. NC Historic Site (Submitted on October 24, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
The Stockade Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, September 3, 2010
3. The Stockade Entrance
The Burial Mound image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, September 3, 2010
4. The Burial Mound
Town Creek Indian Mound Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, September 3, 2010
5. Town Creek Indian Mound Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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