This Native American site was a major cultural center of the prehistoric Middle Woodland period, predating the inhabitants at the nearby Etowah Mounds. Upon widening GA 61/113, the Georgia Department of Transportation excavated 50,000 sq. ft. at the site which revealed artifacts dating from 300 B.C. to 650 A.D. Learn more at

Following the archaeological study, an interpretive trail was developed at the site that features 18 interactive markers along a 1.5 mile path, each with QR codes that allow visitors to access additional information on this prominent native site. The trail was made possible by the following sponsors:

Georgia Department of Transportation, Cultural Resources
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
Bartow County
City of Cartersville
University of West Georgia, Center for Public History

See the Leake Mounds Trail online

Directions: Take I-75 Exit 288 – GA 113/Main Street/Cartersville. Follow GA 113 south or due west for approximately 6 miles. The Leake Mounds Trail Parking is located approximately one-half mile past the Euharlee Road intersection on the left, immediately before GA 113 crosses the Etowah River.

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Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Native Americans at Etowah
Events at Etowah Indian Mounds