Letchworth Mounds State Park, Tallahassee

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Letchworth Mounds Archaeological State Park is a 188.2 acre Florida State Park that preserves the state's tallest prehistoric, Native American ceremonial earthwork mound, which is 46ft high. It is estimated to have been built 1100 to 1800 years ago. This is one of three major surviving mound complexes in the Florida Panhandle. It is believed to have been built by the Weedon Island Culture (200-800 CE), Native Americans who lived in North Florida. The hierarchical society planned and constructed massive earthwork mounds as expression of its religious and political system.
The archeological park has exhibits to interpret the artifacts and evidence of nearly 10,000 years of human habitation found at this site. It is located approximately six miles west of Monticello, a half mile south of U.S. 90, in northwestern Florida. The address is 4500 Sunray Road South.
Two related sites in the panhandle are from the later Fort Walton Culture (1100-1550 CE): Fort Walton Mound, a National Historic Landmark; and the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park.
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  • Quiet, clean and refreshing. The mound is old and looks like a typical mound, but the grounds are maintained well and the trail is interesting. Great place to picnic for the day, throw a frisbee or fo...  more »
  • This is one of several prehistoric mound sites in the Southeast. This particular mound is unique because it is the biggest ceremonial mound in Florida, but also because it is overgrown with brush and ...  more »

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