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Jensen Beach in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mount Elizabeth Mound

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
1. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
Inscription.  Mount Elizabeth Mound was constructed approximately 4,000 years ago during the Late Archaic Period by Florida bands who selected this site for a ceremonial shell midden-mound. It was occupied 4,000-800 years ago by ancient peoples who first subsisted by hunting large land animals, and then later on a diet of smaller animals and shellfish as they established villages and towns along waterways where fresh water was available. The abundant shells that make up a large part of the mound were harvested from the nearby Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. This site is the southernmost evidence of fiber-tempered pottery along Florida’s east coast. After European contact, these and most Florida natives died of disease or war with Creeks, and their British allies. After Florida was transferred from Spanish to British control in 1763, these remaining Native Floridians were given the option of staying in Florida or going to Cuba. They chose to go to Cuba and boarded a ship in Biscayne Bay in the fall of 1763, thus ending the history of a proud people who had lived here for 5,000 years.
 
Erected 2012 by SEAFAS
Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
2. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
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in memory of Sarah McKeige, Founder, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-752.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyColonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
 
Location. 27° 13.621′ N, 80° 12.779′ W. Marker is in Jensen Beach, Florida, in Martin County. Marker can be reached from North East Indian River Drive, 0.3 miles NE Palmer Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker in inside Martin County's Indian Riverside Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach FL 34957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Elizabeth (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuckahoe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mansion at Tuckahoe (about 400 feet away); Stuart Welcome Arch (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Saints' Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Bakers of Waveland (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sewall's Point (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jensen Beach.
 
Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
3. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
4. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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