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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi.

Memorializing Prehistoric Georgia Civilization

 

—More Than 700 Years Old —

 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
1. Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. Marker Post
Inscription. A large Indian mound complex built about A.D. 200-600 is the centerpiece of Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The largest mound is 325 feet long, 200 feet wide and 57 feet high. This ceremonial area was at the eastern end of a large cleared ceremonial area with two mounds in the center axis and several more along the southern edge. One excavated mound is the primary exhibit of the Kolomoki Archaeological Museum.
 
Erected by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 049-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 24.512′ N, 84° 55.667′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business Georgia Route 1) and 1st Kolomoki Road (County Route 280), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Confederate Flag Pole (approx. 2.1 miles away); Three Notch Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. Marker Post
Looking south on North Main Street (US Highway 1 Business) toward Blakely
a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Factory Creek (approx. 7.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Centerville United Methodist Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Sowhatchee Elementary School (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blakely.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had disappeared from this location.


The marker was standing in 2010, and likely disappeared in early 2011.


The text was confirmed with a photograph on the "Historical Markers Across Georgia (www.34north.com) website.
 
Also see . . .  Kolomoki Mounds. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for the Kolomoki Mounds. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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