Coordinates: Latitude: 31.866333 Longitude: -91.792861
— In Harrisonburg, from North Bushley Street, head toward
the Duty/Enterprise Ferry on La 124 West. Go 7.5 miles to
Little Boy Lane; turn right. Go 0.2 mile to marker on left.
— From La 559 at the Duty/Enterprise Ferry, head south
on La 124. Go 8.9 miles to Little Boy Lane; turn left. Go
0.2 mile to marker on left.
of Mounds: 1
of Visible Mounds: 1
Landing is thought to be the only Tchefuncte-age (500–100
BC) mound on the Trail. It is a single, well-preserved mound on
the west side of the Ouachita River. Conical in form, it’s
10 feet tall and about 80 by 60 feet at its base. A 1908 excavation
of the mound found human remains, stone points, and other stone
artifacts. A village midden, or refuse heap, is about 230 feet
north of the mound, and is likely associated with it. The midden
is Tchefuncte in age, based on pottery pieces found there. It
also has mussel shell and stone artifacts. Archaeologists think
that the mound is likely the same age as the midden, but further
study may show that the mound is slightly older.