The Nacoochee Indian mound is just outside Helen, Georgia. Lynn and I were up there on vacation last week and happened to find it on our way out-of-town. Of course, I had to pull over for a photo.
I like the setting, the look of the mound, and the hills and clouds beyond it. It seems very spiritual to me.
Nacoochee Cherokee Indian ceremonial mound, just outside Helen, Georgia – This was the center of the Cherokee town of Gauxule, visited by DeSoto in 1540 while searching for gold. The mound is 190 feet long by 150 foot wide by 20 feet high. Research beginning in 1915 showed that the Cherokee people buried their ancestors on this spot and lived on the land around it.
My grandparents on my mother’s side both lived in North Carolina and Georgia and had some Cherokee blood in their background. I wonder if any of my distant relatives lived and died near here?
I haven’t had time to organize / process photos from this trip. Hopefully I’ll get to that this week and have a better report ready for next time.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now, go make some photos!
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