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Turner River Indian Shell Midden Mound, Florida


Prominence: 0 ft, 0 m

Elevation: 19 feet, 6 meters


Approx. Isolation: 0 mi, 0 km
Peak TypeMan-Made Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)25° 49' 33'' N, 81° 20' 33'' W
25.825876, -81.342454 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceFlorida
County/Second Level RegionCollier
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Near Chokoloskee beyond Everglades City, at the far W end of EVER NP. This Mound is possibly the highest midden in the Everglades NP. This of course is man-made, albeit a thousand years ago, and does not count as a natural highpoint. It was named a NHS by the NPS in 1978. It is relatively easy to visit via a small boat or sea kayak from Chokoloskee. There are ~30 mounds, covering perhaps 30 acres, on the E side of the Turner River perhaps a mile from Chokoloskee. The highest was noted in a scientific paper by Archeologist Willaim Sears in 1955 as being about 19' high. Personal inspection confirmed that it is at least that high, possibly even 20-21' above water level.
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Piedmont-Southeast Coast
Range4: Southeast Coast
Range5: Florida Peninsula
Drainage BasinsEverglades
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Everglades National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness Area
Topo MapChokoloskee O25081g3 1:24,000
Data SourcePartially verified user peak addition
This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by Dave Covill.



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