McDowell Site

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McDowell Site
Nearest city Camden, South Carolina
Area 30 acres (12 ha)
Built 1848 (1848)
Architectural style Temple mound
NRHP reference # 70000592[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1970

The McDowell Site, also known as Chesnut Mounds, Taylor Mounds, and Mulberry Plantation House, is a set of historic mounds located near Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina. The McDowell Site is among the first archaeological sites to be carefully excavated and archaeologically reported in the United States. It represents a widespread late prehistoric Indian culture known by the names of Lamar, Irene, and Pee Dee, and possibly extends into protohistoric and historic times. It probably dates between AD 1400 and AD 1700.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1] It is located on the grounds of the Mulberry Plantation, one of the largest 18th-century plantations in the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Robert L. Stephenson (March 1970). "McDowell Site" (nomination form). National Register Properties in South Carolina. National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "McDowell Site, Kershaw County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)