Russell Cave National Monument

8 mi. (12.8 km) W of Bridgeport via U.S. 72, CR 91 and 75, Bridgeport, Alabama

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Under the ledge

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in May 2010

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Description 

Russell Cave has been used for human habitation for about 9,000 years. This site offers one of the longest and most complete archeological records in the eastern part of the US. Russell Cave National Monument was established May 11, 1961, with the cave and surrounding 310 acres.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000150
Areas of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric; Archeology - Aboriginal; Ethnic Heritage - Native American
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Camp; Conservation area
Current functions
Museum; Conservation area
Periods of significance
5000-6999 BC; 1000 AD-999 BC; 1000-2999 BC; 3000-4999 BC

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2010: New photos from Eddie Douthitt

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