Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Before English settlers began arriving in Georgia in the 1730s, Georgia was home to indigenous tribes of the Southeast Woodlands people. To learn more about their way of life, you can visit the beautiful Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Carterville, Georgia.
This site, just 40 miles northwest of Atlanta, was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 AD to 1550 AD. The Etowah Indian Mounds are the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast with 54-acre grounds that includes six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits, and a defensive ditch.
You can climb to the top of the mounds for a view of the surrounding landscape which includes the Appalachian foothills and the Etowah River.