Sautee Nacoochee

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Frankly, I have never seen anything like the Nacoochee Indian Mound. A white gazebo elevated on a large grassy mound among acres and acres of pasture is the site of an ancient Native American burial plot.

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Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, it is a viewable rarity in North Georgia, just south of Helen, located in White County. The platform mound is characteristic of the South Appalachian Mississippian Indian culture. The gazebo was added later by a landowner in 1890.

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The Nacoochee Mound is on the National Register of Historical Places and part of the Sautee Valley Historic District. The site was professionally excavated in 1915 by archaeologists who uncovered human remains and artifacts.

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Add to your bucket list if you are ever in the area. The site is located at the junction of Georgia State Route 17 and Georgia State Route 75. Note: you cannot walk to the gazebo and mound because it is private property, but as my photos attest, it is very easy to see from the road.

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Source of information: Wikipedia Nacoochee Mound

 

 

 

 

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