Mystery Shrouds Fort Mountain

Mystery Shrouds Fort Mountain (HMV78)

Location: Chatsworth, GA 30705 Murray County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 46.702', W 84° 42.543'

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The trail to the north of this site leads to the mysterious and prehistoric wall of loose rocks from which Fort Mountain takes its name. Many generations of explorers, archaeologists, geologists, historians and sight-seers have wondered about the identity of the unknown builders and the purpose of their handiwork.

From the brink of a cliff on the east side of the mountain, the wall extends 885 feet to another precipice on the west side. Its highest parts measure about seven feet but generally it rises to a height of two or three feet. There are 29 pits scattered fairly regularly along the wall, with the ruins of a gateway at one point.

Speculation regarding the builders and their purpose covers a wide field. It includes references to sun-worship and last-ditch defense by prehistoric white people, bloody warfare between rival Indian tribes, defense fortifications for Spanish conquistadors hunting gold and a honeymoon haven for Cherokee Indian newlyweds.

Nobody knows which of the many legends and theories is true and which false. The true answer still lies buried somewhere in antiquity and may never be unearthed.
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HM NumberHMV78
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Year Placed1968
Placed ByGeorgia Department of State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 709634 N 3850856
Decimal Degrees34.77836667, -84.70905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.702', W 84° 42.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 42.12" N, 84° 42' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1627-2199 Old Fort Rd, Chatsworth GA 30705, US
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