Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Nacoochee Indian Mound


This little Indian mound is located on private property near Helen, Georgia in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Both the marker and the mound can be viewed from the main road but there is a fence around the mound and since it is on private property you can't go to it. I really zoomed in too much because you can't see the actual mound very good in this photo. This is a reconstruction of the mound which was completely excavated in the early 1900's. There is also a legend about the mound if you'd like to read it here. I love the legends of the Native Americans, true or not!

31 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the history, that is a large monument

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks for the tour. I thought it was kind of odd to have that great sign to inform visitors of the mound, but then gate it off so no one can get a closer look.

utility touring vehicle said...

Great shared monuments! Thanks!

evlahos said...

wonderful info. thanks for shared. excellent photos too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Such historical sites are taken over by the state government here where I live especially one as important as this one is. I am amazed that it is on private property.

Malyss said...

I love Indian stories.Maybe it comes from chilhood, when I liked to see western movies .But when I grew up, I went on reading books about the story of Indians, and I'm always interested in learning more about them.

Susan said...

Enjoying another stop on your mountain tour! The grass is so lush and green, great pictures.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting that it's on private property. I wonder if it belongs to a group of Indians now. I can understand why the owners might want to keep visitors out, though. Too many like to take away "souvenirs."

fishing guy said...

Dot: A beautiful place and a wonderful remembrance of the past.

The Birdlady said...

Didn't I hear something about a big fire in the village of Helen? We used to go up there from Atlanta a lot.

Shannon said...

Very interesting story. True love and eternity...

JunieRose2005 said...

Dot,

This is all very interesting!

I LOVE visiting that part of Georgia! It's a beautiful area, as well as being rich in history!

(We considered buying a house in Gainesville, Ga, but decided against it! However- we sure enjoyed exploring that area!)


Junie

April said...

I enjoyed the legend - very moving. Interesting mound and monument.

Gramma L said...

Beautiful picture.

Paz said...

Very interesting.

Paz

PERBS said...

What a neat monument and great story. I could just picture it in my mind.

Judi~Gmj said...

Thanks for the link! I like stories too.

Carletta said...

I've always been fascinated by the mounds. They are still a couple nearby I want to visit.
I'm not sure I would build a gazebo on top of sacred ground; but it makes for a lovely place of honor.
The green is so lush.
Great photos Dot!

The Texican said...

Being kin to our native ancestors, I enjoy stories of their history. Great photos and a compelling story. Thanks Dot. Pappy

Andrea said...

Interesting history. Nice pictures too.

Rose said...

Oh, Dot, I totally enjoyed that story!

Rambling Round said...

Ohhhh, I have been here years ago! Helen and area is wonderful, especially in the fall.

Dick said...

I don't exactly understand what it is but it is a historical place.
I never would have guessed that it is native American.
Maybe we can drink a cup of tea in there????lol

Daryl said...

Nice .. I like stuff like this ...

:-Daryl

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Very interesting Dot, especially about the advanced building skills of the Indians :)

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Dot, a very nice series of this Indian Mount...

I'm Just letting you know that I am shocked by very sad news (see my blog) not able to say more,

JoAnn's D Eyes

Tina Leigh said...

Mama aint these mounds the neatest things...I wish I owned my very own mound....but I wouldnt want anyone digging it up!

Neva said...

There is an Indian mound near where I grew up....they are fascinating when you stop to think about it....

Betty said...

Dot,
Haven't been by in awhile but just had to comment on your pictures posted. This is about 15 miles from our cabin. We were at these spots three weeks ago....did you photograph the beautiful white wooden church across the road.....Betty

Deborah Wilson said...

Ooou, this is a good one, Dot. I'm going to print this out and spot it so that I won't forget - and the next time that I'm up that way, I can stop to look. I wonder how old the Oak tree is?

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