Mound G: Mercier Family Cemetery
Here you see eight graves of the Mercier family, original owners of this property. The graves are located on a small rise, a preferred location for late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century cemeteries. While the rise may be natural, an account that predates the cemetery identified the mound as a "bastion" (part of a fortification) that was connected to a semi-circular wall or enclosure that stood south of the mound. An 1884 account also reports the mound near an enclosure identified as a "breastwork" (a quickly built, low-walled fortification).
No archaeological excavations have taken place on Mound G and it is unknown whether the Mercier family found prehistoric artifacts when they dug the graves. Therefore, it is hard to tell whether this is truly a mound, or how old it is compared to the other mounds at Kolomoki.
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From Kolomoki Mounds State Park