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Near Kingston Springs in Cheatham County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mound Bottom

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 26, 2019
1. Mound Bottom Marker
Inscription.  Across the river are the remains of an 800-year old town built by ancient Native American Indians. Almost surrounded by the river, it was also guarded by a high palisade wall. A large temple mound and several smaller mounds surrounded an open plaza. Archaeologists believe this town had important political and ceremonial functions. It is currently owned by the State of Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 8.17′ N, 87° 5.914′ W. Marker is near Kingston Springs, Tennessee, in Cheatham County. Marker is on Cedar Hill Road 0.4 miles south of Mound Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1325 Cedar Hill Road, Kingston Springs TN 37082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patterson Forge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Connection To Johnsonville (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Civil War in White Bluffs
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(approx. 7.3 miles away); McNairy’s Attack (approx. 10.1 miles away); Old Harding Pike (approx. 10.1 miles away); Birth of a Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); Harpeth Shoals (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2019, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 26, 2019, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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