We visited the state of Georgia in May of 2019 while on our way to Quebec, Canada. Quebec was just the beginning of a trip throughout the Maritimes and eastern seaboard. We were on the road seven months!
Ocmulgee Mounds is located on the east bank of the Ocmulgee River in Macon, Georgia. The mounds preserve traces of human habitation for over seventeen thousand years. (Wikipedia) These mounds are not just burial mounds; they also include the Great Temple Mound, other smaller ceremonial mounds as well as defensive trenches and a trading post.
In 1806 Fort Benjamin Hawkins was built to support trading with the Native Americans. The town of Macon, Georgia began to be developed around the Ocmulgee Mound area soon after the fort was established.
During the Civil War (1860-65) the Confederate Army built trenches through the mounds in defense of the oncoming Union Army led by General William T. Sherman.
There are still more adventures to come here in beautiful Georgia so stay tuned as we continue our exploration next time.