Near Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Structures built today, as well as in the past, follow the same basic steps: inspiration, planning and construction. Many believe that the Great Mound was built within one generation under the leadership of a religious leader. While the exact details are yet to be discovered, the construction of the Great Mound required extensive planning and organization. Members of the community carried dirt in baskets weighing 30 to 230 pounds each. Like construction crews today, additional people probably supported the effort by supplying food, water and direction during the construction process.
Erected by Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArchitecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans.
Location. 30° 31.18′ N, 83° 59.485′ W. Marker is near Monticello, Florida, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Sunray Road 0.6 miles south of Mahan Drive (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling south. Marker and mural are located on the west wall of the Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park interpretive trail kiosk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4500 Sunray Road South, Monticello FL 32344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hunt for the Great Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lay of the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Digging Deeper (about 400 feet away); Constant Attack (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ernest I. Thomas Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Perkins Opera House (approx. 7.4 miles away); "Meeting Oak" (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park
Also see . . . Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. Visitors to this archaeological site will see Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound which was built between 1100 and 1800 years ago. The mound is 51 feet in height. The people who built the mound are believed to have been members of the Swift Creek Culture, a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 450 A.D. (Submitted on July 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.