Giants and Ornythornicusses Lived in “Them” Days.
On the farm of Harrison Whaley, near Moorfield, in this county, is a skirt of woods which possesses characteristics of deep interest. About three inches beneath the surface of the entire tract may be found innumerable bones, evidently the remains of an extinct species of the human race. Several mounds are also in the woods, and in one which has been partially explored were found skulls and bones which, from their size, must have belonged to a race of beings far more gigantic than the race which now, inhabit the earth. In this mound were also found many clay utensils; also arrowheads cut out of the solid rock, and pipes of the same material.
Such a memorial of the past starts many inquiries. Was the place once a battleground? The first seems the most plausible theory, insumuch as the whole track, covering at least 15 acres, has millions of bones but a few inches beneath the surface. It is evident that they were never buried, but originally lay exposed to view, until the accumulated deposits of time formed the black rich soil which covers them. But whatever theory may be adopted, it is certain that these bony memorials ante-date history, and furnish another proof of how little is known of the races and tribes who flourished, it may seem, centuries ago.
Forsyth County, Cumming, Georgia. Just outside Atlanta. Moorfield Place, on the farm of Harrison Whaley.
There has been some books that have interpreted the article to mean Moorfield Kentucky. More information is required.
The research was done my Devan Gladden.