Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound at The Hardman Farm

Location

Intersection of GA Hwy. 75 & 17
Sautee GA 30545

Rates

  • Admission Fee: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am
Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound- Tripadvisor photo

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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round