Nacoochee Indian Mound

Nacoochee Indian Mound (HM6GZ)

Location: Helen, GA 30545 White County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 41.066', W 83° 42.521'

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Nacoochee Indian Mound was the center of the ancient Cherokee town of Gauxule, visited by DeSoto in 1540 in his search for gold, according to legend. On this ceremonial mound, 190 feet long, 150 feet wide and 20 feet high, stood the Town House where a sacred fire burned unceasingly. Ceremonial dances were performed in and around the Town House. Residents of the town lived on the flat land surrounding the mound. The findings of Heye Foundation archaeologists who explored the mound in 1915 indicate the advanced cultural development of the builders.
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HM NumberHM6GZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number154-2
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:32pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 251850 N 3841388
Decimal Degrees34.68443333, -83.70868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.066', W 83° 42.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 3.96" N, 83° 42' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7019 Unicoi Turnpike, Helen GA 30545, US
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