350 Rock Eagle Road, Northwest, Eatonton Georgia
Rock Eagle Mound is part of the $20 million Rock Eagle Youth Center. There is a tower of natural stone from which the mound can be viewed. Evidence suggests that the mound was constructed approximately 50 centuries ago. The mound in the shape of an eagle, measures 102 feet from head to tail and 120 feet from wingtip to wingtip. The body rises to about ten feet above the surrounding ground's surface. It is constructed entirely of milky quartz rocks and boulders ranging in size from baseball sized to large basketball sized boulders. The religious purpose of the rock of the mound is emphasized by the fact that there are no potsherds, arrowheads or other artifacts in the vicinity.
Always open and tour groups welcome.
Directions - Hwy 441North to Madison approximately 5.5 miles to Rock Eagle 4-H Center entrance. Follow the signs to the mound.
Other History nearby:
(Atlanta) Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
(Washington) Callaway Plantation
(Atlanta) Carter Presidential Center and Museum
(Atlanta) Center for Puppetry Arts
(Lilburn) Continental Regiment Fife & Drum
(New Orleans) Jackson Square
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Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.