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Etowah Mounds

Cartersville, Georgia
County of Bartow.
3 miles south of Cartersville
National Register Number: 66000272
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Religion - ceremonial site. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: GA-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum on site.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Etowah Mounds are important as an expression of the eastern expansion of Mississippian culture, and of the forms Mississippian culture took as a result of interaction with other Southeastern cultural traditions (c. 1350). The site consists of three large platform mounds, a village area, and an encircling ditch or moat.

Atlanta metropolitan area development is surrounding this 54-acre site with impending development on all sides of this fragile archeological and historical landmark.

There are no changes to the resource.

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