Coordinates: Latitude: 32.339555 Longitude: -92.093144
— From I-20 (exit 118), head south on US 165. Go 11.7
miles to marker on right.
— From La 4, head north on US 165. Go 17.7 miles to
marker on left.
of Mounds: 1
of Visible Mounds: 1
is a platform mound, 7 feet tall and about 100 by 100 feet at
its base. It’s on a natural levee deposit on the Ouachita
River. The site includes a historic cemetery. While early reports
of the site describe a conical mound with a circular base, recent
mapping suggests a square base. Parts of the mound may have been
leveled in the 1800s for the Watkins family cemetery. Cores show
that the mound was probably built in two stages and that there
has been extensive disturbance since then. Charcoal from the surface
of the first stage dates the mound to AD 700–1200 (Coles
Creek period). Frances Anne Filhiol Bres is buried in the mound.
She was the granddaughter of Jean Baptiste Filhiol, who in the
1790s was military commander of Poste du Ouachita (Fort Miro,
the settlement which became Monroe).