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  • Rock Eagle Mound

    Shaped like a prone bird, the Rock Eagle Mound is a stone effigy. Measuring eight feet high at the breast and consisting entirely of milky quartz rocks, it was probably built about 2,000 years ago by Native Americans. The head of the Eagle faces due East, towards the Sunrise. Many believe it was built for religious or ceremonial purposes. The...

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  • Historic Downtown

    When the County Seat has a population of barely 7,000, you can imagine the 'downtown' of the city isn't exactly a throbbing metropolis. There are some very old and nicely restored buildings, a square with the obligatory monument honoring Rebel soldiers, and a few small shops and cafes.

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  • Uncle Remus Museum

    Joel Chandler Harris was an accomplished and well-known writer in his time and was born in Eatonton, raised by his single mother. His formal education ended by his early teens. At that time, he became a printer’s devil for the Countryman, a local newspaper owned by Joseph Addison Turner. Turner owned the Turnwold Plantation, which Harris later...

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  • Rock Eagle Mound

    Shaped like a prone bird, the Rock Eagle Mound is a stone effigy. Measuring eight feet high at the breast and consisting entirely of milky quartz rocks, it was probably built about 2,000 years ago by Native Americans. The head of the Eagle faces due East, towards the Sunrise. Many believe it was built for religious or ceremonial purposes. The...

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  • the rock eagle

    the rock eagle is a native american effigy believed to be 2,000 years old. some archeologists think that the rock eagle was built during hopewell period between 1000BC and 1000AD. others think that it was built by the middle woodlands culture between 100 and 300AD. the effigy is 120 feet head to toe and 102 feet from wingtip to wingtip. in the...

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    pictured is the putnam county civil war memorial. this statue of a standing solder is a very common motif in the south.

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    by iamjacksgoat Updated Jul 15, 2007

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    Everytime I'm in Eatonton, I visit Rock Eagle. I usually hike to the area, since there are tons of marked trails in the surrounding woods. If hiking is not for you, the website below provides driving directions. The website also provides a brief history of the effigy and more contact information.

    The best view of Rock Eagle comes from inside the tower. The top windows are a great lookout and picture spot, though bars on the windows can be a pain.

    Make sure to bring bug repellant and sunblock in the summer! Also, if you plan on hiking, wear old shoes (Georgia soil will stain them) and watch out for fire ant hills.

    Rock Eagle is free and open year-round.

    Rock Eagle view from the top of the tower The tower Inside of the tower
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    • Camping

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