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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prehistoric Mound

(Probably Built Between 100 B.C and 400 A.D.)

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 13, 2010
1. Prehistoric Mound Marker
Inscription. This is the highest domiciliary mound in the Tennessee Valley. It was probably built between 100 B.C. and 400 A.D. by a prehistoric people of the ancient Woodland Culture. Such mounds served as bases for ceremonial temples or chief's houses. This mound, originally encircled by an earthen wall, contains no burials. It is 43 feet in height. Its base measurements are 310 feet by 230 feet. Its flat top measures 145 feet by 90 feet. Evidence indicates that nearby there were two smaller mounds, villages and cultivated fields.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 47.448′ N, 87° 40.192′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on South Court Street. Touch for map. Located across the road from & facing the Indian Mound Museum. Located on left next to steps of Indian Mound. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1028 S. Court St., Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florence Little League Baseball (1951) (approx. 0.3 miles away); John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church Spring and School (approx. 0.4
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By Sandra Hughes, March 17, 2008
2. Prehistoric Mounds Marker
miles away); Prehistoric Native Americans / Historic Native Americans (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969/Sticky Fingers Ranks Among Greatest Albums (approx. 0.4 miles away); McFarland Park and Recreation Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); The American Legion (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Hicks Boulevard (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Mound. A mound is a general term for an artificial heaped pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris. The most common use is in reference to natural earthen formation such as hills and mountains, particularly if they appear artificial. The term may also be applied to any rounded area of topographically higher elevation on any surface. Artificial mounds have been created for a variety of reasons throughout history, including ceremonial (platform mound), burial (tumulus), and commemorative purposes (e.g. Kościuszko Mound). (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansNatural FeaturesNotable Places
 
Prehistoric Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 17, 2008
3. Prehistoric Mounds Marker
Marker on top of Mount image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 13, 2010
4. Marker on top of Mount
This Aboriginal Indian Ceremonial Mound was donated to the City of Florence, February 26, 1945, by Mrs. Martha Ashcraft Dabney and her daughter Mrs. Josephine Dabney Brabson.
Indian Mount Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 13, 2010
5. Indian Mount Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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