Chattahoochee in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group
Inscription. This prehistoric mound is the largest of seven that once stood here at River Landing Park. Believed to date from the Fort Walton time period (A.D. 900-A.D. 1500), its original appearance was that of a flat-topped pyramid. Archaeologists believe that a high status individual such as a chief priest once lived on its top. The mounds formed the center of an important community that was occupied for thousands of years. Its location just below the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers was ideal for trade both up and downstream. Two of the other six mounds are still visible and archaeologists have located the probable sites of the other four. They formed a semi-circle around this large mound and all were likely used as platforms for homes or other structures. The site was abandoned when the first Spanish explores arrived here in 1674. The landing was an important stop on the Old Spanish Trail (1674-1821) and was the site of a British fort during the War of 1812. The Scott Massacre, an important battle of the First Seminole War, was fought along the riverbanks here on November 30, 1817. The landing later served as an important port for paddlewheel riverboats, the wrecks of several of which can still be seen.
By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
1. Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group Marker
Erected by Chattahoochee Main Street & The City of Chattahoochee.
30° 42.043′ N, 84° 51.404′ W. Marker is in Chattahoochee, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is on South River Landing Road half a mile south of West Washington Street (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 South River Landing Road, Chattahoochee FL 32324, United States of America.
By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
2. Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group Marker with Nicolls' Outpost marker and mound
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicolls' Outpost (here, next to this marker); The Scott Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Site of Ellicott's Observatory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 1.2 miles away); United States Arsenal (1832-1861) (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 1½ miles away); Sneads (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sabacola El Menor (approx. 7.4 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattahoochee.
Also see . . . Chattahoochee Landing Mounds. (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.