Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Woodland Period (1250 BC-1000 AD)

Jefferson County

Florida’s tallest mound, standing 46 feet tall, is the main mound in the Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. The Letchworth-Love site is thought to date to the Weeden Island Culture, during the late Woodland Period, approximately 1,300-1,700 years ago. Recent archaeological excavations of the Letchworth-Love mounds have been conducted by the Bureau of Archaeological Research at Florida State University. The excavations revealed five mounds, one that was destroyed in the 1970s, and many artifacts, including elaborately decorated Weeden Island pottery.

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Did You Know...

  • As Florida’s tallest Native American ceremonial mound, one mound at this site stands about 46 feet high, 300 feet wide, and dates to 300–700 AD
  • Archaeologists believe this site was built by members of the Weeden Island Culture
  • The 100-acre site includes a nature trail, picnic area, and interpretive kiosk

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park Website


4500 Sunray Road South
Monticello, Florida