Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee

Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound at The Hardman Farm

Intersection of GA Hwy. 75 & 17
Sautee, GA 30545

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The legend of the Nacoochee Indian Mound states that Indian lovers from opposing tribes are buried within the mound. In reality, the Nacoochee Mound is a burial site, the graves probably having been placed there long before the Cherokee Tribe inhabited the area. Excavation between May and October in 1915 by a joint expedition of the Museum of the American Indian, Heyes Foundation, and the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution unearthed 75 burials. Many years later, the Cherokee Tribe used the mound as a site for their townhouse and ceremonial rites, ignorant as to the original purpose of the artificial hill. 

The Nacoochee Mound is part of the Hardman Farm located in White County, Georgia, two miles south of Helen at the juncture of Hwys 75 and 17.  The farm belongs to three owners including  Dr. L.C. Hardman, a former Governor of the State of Georgia. During the summer of 1980, Nacoochee Valley, where the mound is located, was placed on the National Register of Historical Places as a historical district.

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