Cherokees were not the only Indians native to our area.
The Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site is located in Cartersville, west of Lake Allatoona. The impressive 54-acre site was home to several thousand Native Americans between 1000 A.D. and 1550 A.D. The site includes six earthen mounds, a plaza, village area, borrow pits and defensive pits.
About 10% of the site has been excavated. Visitors will learn much about the lives of the former inhabitants and their intriguing culture. For example, there is a 63-foot earthen knoll that towers above the area. Experts believe this was a platform for the home of the priest or chief. Nobility were buried in elaborate costumes in another knoll with possessions they were thought to need in the afterlife.
Hours and Fees
- Open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM
- Admission is $3.50-$5.50. Group rates are available with advance notice.
- A leisurely tour will take an hour or two.
- Six Earthen Mounds
- Museum with Film
- Gift Shop
- Bus Parking
- 20 Picnic Tables
- Riverside Benches
- Special presentations monthly
813 Indian Mounds Rd., S.W., Cartersville, GA 30120
GPS Coordinates: N 34.127816 | W 084.806550