Ok, now I’m champin’ at the bit to get away from the farm and head to GA. Hubby’s out at the garage right now and has no idea what he’ll be walking into when he comes in. LOL!
I had no idea there were sites like this so close by.
Another area of interest is upstream above Great Falls on the Potomac ~ there were comparable numbers of Indians in that area attracted by the presence of year round fresh water even during periods of drought.
This territory changed hands many times over the centuries, but every linguistic group in North America had "places" with people there when the Spanish discovered the Western Arm of Chesapeake Bay.
Very valuable place ~ now used as the United States capital city!
More info on Etowah Indian Mounds with a video.