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Jensen Beach in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mount Elizabeth Mound

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
1. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
Inscription. Mount Elizabeth Mound was constructed approximately 4,000 years ago during the Late Archaic Period by Florida bands who selected this site for a ceremonial shell midden-mound. It was occupied 4,000-800 years ago by ancient peoples who first subsisted by hunting large land animals, and then later on a diet of smaller animals and shellfish as they established villages and towns along waterways where fresh water was available. The abundant shells that make up a large part of the mound were harvested from the nearby Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. This site is the southernmost evidence of fiber-tempered pottery along Florida’s east coast. After European contact, these and most Florida natives died of disease or war with Creeks, and their British allies. After Florida was transferred from Spanish to British control in 1763, these remaining Native Floridians were given the option of staying in Florida or going to Cuba. They chose to go to Cuba and boarded a ship in Biscayne Bay in the fall of 1763, thus ending the history of a proud people who had lived here for 5,000 years.
 
Erected 2012 by SEAFAS in memory of Sarah McKeige, Founder, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-752.)
 
Location. 27° 13.621′ 
Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
2. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
N, 80° 12.779′ W. Marker is in Jensen Beach, Florida, in Martin County. Marker can be reached from North East Indian River Drive 0.3 miles from NE Palmer Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker in inside Martin County's Indian Riverside Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach FL 34957, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart Welcome Arch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gilbert's Bar Prehistoric Site (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
Categories. AnthropologyColonial EraNative Americans
 
Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
3. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 15, 2015
4. Mount Elizabeth Mound Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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