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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Green Mound State Archaeological Site

 
 
Green Mound State Archaelogical Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 22, 2016
1. Green Mound State Archaelogical Site Marker
Inscription. The Green Mound is one of the best preserved and last remaining shell mounds in the region. The site holds a rich history of the prehistoric Florida Indians who inhabited the site for hundreds of years. Archaeological studies of the mound date artifacts to the St. Johns period (500 BC - 1565 AD). Mounds like this typically contain discards from daily life such as bones, shells, pottery, and tools. Archaeological studies of the mound show that people during the St. Johns I period (500 BC - 800 AD) occupied the site year round, while in the St. Johns II period (800 AD -1565 AD) people may have occupied the site seasonally. A botanical survey of Green Mound by John K. Small in 1922 revealed a unique botanical environment that included several rare plant species. Some of the plant species he noted are still visible in the area surrounding the mound, including wild-coffee, marlberry and snowberry. By 1933, a significant portion of the mound had been mined for shells used in road construction. In 1948, the Green Mound Historical Society, led by R.J. Longstreet, recognized the significance of the mound. The organization purchased it for preservation and turned it over to the Florida State Board of Forestry.
 
Erected 2016 by The Town of Ponce Inlet and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number
Green Mound State Archaelogical Site Marker and trail looking west image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 22, 2016
2. Green Mound State Archaelogical Site Marker and trail looking west
F-893.)
 
Location. 29° 6.954′ N, 80° 57.038′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive 0.1 miles south of Anchor Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the northernmost trail in Ponce Preserve. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4400 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bronze Bell (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jesse Linzy (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hotel Inlet Terrace (approx. 3.1 miles away); The “Freemanville” Settlement (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Roof (approx. 3.8 miles away); Working (approx. 3.8 miles away); From the Boardwalk (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Green Mound State Archaelogical Site Marker looking east from road image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 22, 2016
3. Green Mound State Archaelogical Site Marker looking east from road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 328 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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