Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park | HALSTEAD FACTORY SITE AND MOUND X

Hiking route to all Ocmulgee mounds and historic sites

Hiking route to all Ocmulgee mounds and historic sites (click to enlarge)

HIKE TO THE OCMULGEE MOUNDS AND HISTORIC SITES

Stop 3: Halstead Factory Site and Mound X

Once you get back to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail after visiting McDougal Mound, take a right and in less than five minutes you will come to the former site of the Halstead Factory and Mound X. Nothing remains today, and only an information panel marks the spot. Despite the name, the “Halstead Factory” was really just a trading post run by Jonathan Halstead that was built on the site in 1806 for the purpose of facilitating trade with the Creek Indians. In this same area was a mound known as Mound X, but it also no longer exists.

A stop here takes less than two minutes. While it appears there could be something of interest at the crest of the small slope, don’t bother walking over the field, as nothing remains.

Site of an old trading post, the Halstead Factory, at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Site of an old trading post, the Halstead Factory, at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

To continue the hike to the rest of the Indian mounds and historic sites at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, take the earthen trail that branches off the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail towards the Earthlodge. This trail is right next to the sign for the Halstead Factory.

Trail that leads to the Earthlodge at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Trail that leads to the Earthlodge at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park


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Last updated on May 3, 2022
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