Big Mound City

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Big Mound City
Big Mound City is located in Florida
Big Mound City
Location Canal Point, Florida
Coordinates 26°52′29″N 80°28′39″W / 26.87472°N 80.47750°W / 26.87472; -80.47750Coordinates: 26°52′29″N 80°28′39″W / 26.87472°N 80.47750°W / 26.87472; -80.47750
NRHP Reference # 73000596[1]
Added to NRHP May 24, 1973

The Big Mound City is a historic site near Canal Point, Florida. It is located 10 miles east of Canal Point, off U.S. Route 98. On May 24, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is located inside the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.

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The Big Mound City site is the largest prehistoric Native American earthwork in southeastern Florida.[2] Dating from the late Mississippian Period (circa 1450-1500 AD), it is a combination of at least 23 mound structures and an embankment complex, including radiating causeways and crescent-shaped man-made ponds.[3][4] Of the mounds, some have been identified as being burial mounds.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "The Prehistory of the Corbett Wildlife Management Area". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "J.W. Corbett - History". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Big Mound City". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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