Safety Harbor Site

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Safety Harbor Site
Safety Harbor Site top-down 01.jpg
Looking down from the top of the site
Safety Harbor Site is located in Florida
Safety Harbor Site
Location Safety Harbor, Florida
Coordinates 28°00′32″N 82°40′39″W / 28.00889°N 82.67750°W / 28.00889; -82.67750Coordinates: 28°00′32″N 82°40′39″W / 28.00889°N 82.67750°W / 28.00889; -82.67750
Governing body Pinellas County Parks & Recreation
NRHP Reference # 66000270[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL July 19, 1964[2]

The Safety Harbor Site is an archaeological site in Safety Harbor, Florida, United States, located in Philippe Park at 2355 Bayshore Drive. It is the largest remaining mound in the Tampa Bay area, and is believed to have been the "capital city" of the Tocobaga.[3] It is the type site for the Safety Harbor culture.[4] In 1964 it was declared a National Historic Landmark.[2] After the U.S. National Register of Historic Places program was created in 1966, the site was added to it the same year. It is sometimes referred to as the "Indian Mound."

The site consists of the large 20-foot (6.1 m)-high temple mound, one smaller burial mound and two shell middens. The site is open to visitors during the daylight hours. In addition to the mounds, the site holds walking paths, picnic areas, a boat ramp, fishing, and scenic views.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - Florida (FL), Pinellas County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ a b Safety Harbor Site at National Historic Landmarks Program
  3. ^ The sacred hill of Philippi Park
  4. ^ Milanich, Jerald T. (1994). Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida (Paperback ed.). Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida. p. 389. ISBN 0-8130-1273-2. 
  5. ^ Safety Harbor Mounds and Philippi Park

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