Lake Jackson Mounds. This site dates back to the Fort Walton period of Florida’s history (1000 A.D. – 1450 A.D.) At least part of the village and trading area, the two largest mounds and a third smaller mound are located within the state archaeological site. Pottery, stone tools and the location and shape of the mounds have been used to identify the age and culture of the site.
The remains of important tribal members have been found at the site with a rich array of burial objects including items such as copper breast plates and shell beaded necklaces. Such artifacts provide evidence of religious and trading ties with other large, pre-historic Indian ceremonial centers in the southeastern United States.
Tallahassee is full of history,. Indians traversed this area on their way to the coast, site of the huge trading ports in Carrabelle and Apalachicola. Artifacts, arrowheads, spear points and tomahawks are treasures you are likely to find in the Apalachicola National Forest as well!The Lake Jackson Mounds were listed in the National Register of Historic Places May 6, 1971
Directions: Highway 27north past I-10, right to Crowder Road, almost to the lake, right on Indian Mound Drive to the end.