Prehistoric Mound

Prehistoric Mound (HMIXW)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 47.448', W 87° 40.192'

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

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.
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HM NumberHMIXW
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Placed ByFlorence Historical Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438717 N 3850048
Decimal Degrees34.79080000, -87.66986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.448', W 87° 40.192'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 26.88" N, 87° 40' 11.52" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 S Court St, Florence AL 35630, US
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