Located just north of Franklin and south of the Little Tennessee River, the property is viewable from Scenic Hwy 28 and includes Watagua Mound and a portion of historic Watagua Town. One of the ancient Cherokee Middle Towns, Watagua Mound is located between Nikwasi (3 miles upstream in modern Franklin) and Cowee (4 miles downstream). The effort to conserve the property involved two acquisitions, since property ownership split right through the mound. The first acquisition came through a real estate listing, while the second landowners, after hearing of the conservation project, chose to sell their portion of the mound as well. The property will continue to be used for hay production and cattle grazing.