TN-1C-69 The McMahan Indian Mound

Marker text: TN-1C-69 The McMahan Indian Mound

This Mississippian substructure, 16. ft high and 240 ft. in circumference, built during the Dallas phase (1200-1500), was first excavated in 1881, with artifacts being sent to the Smithsonian. Later excavations exposed nearby villages of the Woodland Indian dating from 200 A.D. to the Cherokee who roamed this valley when pioneers settled in the late 1700s.

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