Coordinates: Latitude: 31.638291 Longitude: -91.675461
— From US 84, head north on La 566. Go 2.0 miles to
marker on right.
— From US 425/La 15, head west on La 566. Go 14.0 miles
to marker on left.
of Mounds: 1
of Visible Mounds: 1
is a single mound built about AD 1000 on a natural levee deposit
of an old tributary of the Mississippi River. It’s now about
7 feet tall, and 150 by 125 feet at the base. In 1935, the mound
was described as conical, 10 feet high, and 90 feet in diameter,
so plowing may have altered its shape. A fenced cemetery and headstones
on the mound date to the historic period. Soil coring indicates
that the mound was built in a single stage on the remains of an
earlier village that had been occupied long before construction
of the mound began. Charcoal from underneath the mound dates to
AD 541–659 (Troyville period); the mound itself may date
to AD 700–1200 (Coles Creek period).