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Letchworth-Love Mounds
Letchworth-Love Mounds Letchworth-Love Mounds - Lasting Impression © Michael Ponder
A beautiful informational board located at the Letchworth-Love Indian Burial Mound of Monticello, Fl.
Letchworth-Love Mounds Lynchworth-Love Mounds of Monticello, Fl © Michael Ponder
This is the Letchworth-Love Indian Burial Mound located in Monticello, Fl.
LETCHWORTH-LOVE MOUNDS
LETCHWORTH-LOVE MOUNDS
4500 Sunray Road South
Tallahassee, Florida   32309

Phone: 850-922-6007
Visitors to this archaeological site will see Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound-46 feet-built between 1100 and 1800 years ago. The people who built the mound are believed to have been members of the Weedon Island Culture, a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 800 A.D. The park offers picnicking, birding, and hiking. A nature trail winds around the perimeter of the ceremonial mound. The picnic area and platform viewing area for the mound are wheelchair-accessible. Located 15 miles east of Tallahassee, off U.S. 90 on 4500 Sunray Road South.
History of the Area
Letchworth Mounds is a significant cultural resource. The site is part of a larger mound complex that extends beyond the park boundaries. The cultural resources of Letchworth Mounds consist of multiple mounds, including a small burial mound on Sunray Road recorded in 1972, and the larger mound complex recorded 5 years later.

Prior to becoming a state park most of the land was agricultural, including livestock production. Acquisition by the state began in 1992 under the P-2000/CARL Program to protect and preserve the mound and related archaeological deposits. On June 30, 1992, the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund obtained title to Letchworth Mounds and on October 21, 1996, conveyed management to the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks. The park opened to the public in 1998.


Location
Letchworth-Love Mounds is located near Monticello, Tallahassee


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BBs / Inns
Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
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Directions
Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park is located in Jefferson County, approximately 6 miles west of Monticello. From Monticello go west on U.S. 90. Turn left onto Sunray Road South and proceed .5 mile to the park entrance. From Tallahassee take U.S. 90 East for approximately 15 miles past Interstate 10, then turn right onto Sunray Road South and proceed .5 mile to the park entrance.

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