“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Law School Burial Mound

The Law School Burial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 7, 2017
1. The Law School Burial Mound Marker
Inscription.  100 yards west is an aboriginal burial mound built ca. A.D. 1000 by Alachua Tradition peoples, ancestors of the Potano Indians who lived in Alachua County in the 16th and 17th centuries. Initially several individuals were buried in a central grave, a small earthen mound was raised over them. Through time additional burials were laid on the mound's surface and covered with earth. The villagers who built the mound probably lived along the shore of Lake Alice. Well before the mound was built, people of the Deptford Culture, 500 B.C. to A.D. 100, camped on this same location. The remains of their campsite were covered by the mound. First dug in 1881 by a local Gainesville resident, the mound and earlier campsite were scientifically excavated by Florida State Museum archaeologists and students in 1976.
Erected 1987 by University of Florida Law Center Association in cooperation with the Department of State. (Marker Number F-316.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 500 BCE.
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This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 29° 39.01′ N, 82° 21.624′ W. Marker was in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker was at the intersection of Village Drive and Southwest 2nd Avenue (State Road 26A), on the right when traveling north on Village Drive. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Timucua Burial Mound/Timucua People (within shouting distance of this marker); Gainesville Woman's Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Flavet Villages (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capt. Jack R. Harvey (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Erik Suh (approx. 0.6 miles away); Military Education (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gatorade's Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Israel in Your Backyard (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Timucua Burial Mound/Timucua People (see nearby markers).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 51 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 7, 2023