standing over fifty feet high, this well-hidden shell mound still is one
of the nation's largest. From the top visitors get views of the Atlantic
Ocean to the east and--in the opposite direction--of estuaries that provided
food for prehistoric inhabitants. Green Mound itself consists mainly of
discarded oyster shells from rich beds in the surrounding lagoons.
evidence indicates that this mound was used during the late-St. Johns
period, after A.D. 800. The overall site contains layered floors of clay,
sand, and ash from daily living; and the discovery of fire pits, post
holes, and accumulated debris suggests that people had structures here
On Peninsula Drive in the city of Ponce Inlet. From U.S. 1 (South Ridgeway
Avenue) in the city of Port Orange, take Dunlawton Avenue (S.R. 421) over
the intracoastal waterway to A1A (Atlantic Avenue); go south on A1A 2.5
miles to Old Carriage Road in the city of Ponce Inlet; take Old Carriage
Road to Peninsula Drive; then turn left (south) on Peninsula, proceed
.2 miles, and look for mound on left (east). It is a state historic site
with no admission fee.