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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Roxbury Indian Mound

 
 
Roxbury Indian Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 27, 2021
1. Roxbury Indian Mound Marker
Inscription.  The tree-covered mound, which you see before you, dates to the Woodland Period of prehistory (900 B.C.-900 A.D). It was originally surrounded by an extensive village and probably used as a burial mound for high-ranking individuals. Named after the carpet mill once located next to it, Roxbury Mound is the best-preserved example of prehistoric earthworks remaining in Chattanooga. A small Cherokee settlement from the 18th century is also documented for this general location.

Sadly, the mound was extensively looted during the early 20th century, and the village area was damaged by construction activities. Only small, scattered remnants of a once-thriving Native American community are found today.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
Location. 35° 5.36′ N, 85° 15.607′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Lost Mound Drive near Amnicola Highway (Tennessee Route 58). Marker is on Tennessee
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Riverwalk alongside the entrance road to the Riverpoint Trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War River Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cincinnati Southern Railway Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Alexander's Brigade (approx. 1.7 miles away); 116th Illinois Infantry (approx. 1.7 miles away); 57th Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.7 miles away); 63rd Illinois Infantry (approx. 1.7 miles away); 127th Illinois Infantry (approx. 1.7 miles away); 8th U.S. Missouri Infantry (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Roxbury Indian Mound. The mound is now known as Chickamauga Mound. The Tennessee Division of Archeology officially renamed it at the suggestion of Native Americans, according to a June 27, 2012 Chattanooga Times Free Press article.
 
Roxbury Indian Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 27, 2021
2. Roxbury Indian Mound Marker
The mound is in the background.
Roxbury Indian Mound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 27, 2021
3. Roxbury Indian Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 214 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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