Coordinates: Latitude: 31.768416 Longitude: -91.826
— In Harrisonburg, from the north on La 124 or east
on La 8, head west on La 8/La 124/N Bushley Street. Go 0.3
mile to marker on left at Taliaferro Street.
— From the south on La 124 or west on La 8, head east
on La 8/La 124/N Bushley Street. Go 0.1 mile to marker on
right at Taliaferro Street.
of Mounds: 2
of Visible Mounds: 1
comprises two mounds not far from the Ouachita River, in the modern
community of Harrisonburg. The larger mound (Md. A) is conical,
about 10 feet tall and 115 feet at its base, with a small family
cemetery atop it. Coring shows it was built in a single stage.
No material adequate for radiocarbon dating was recovered, but
soil weathering and the presence of a few ceramics indicate it
was probably built about AD 200 (Marksville period). The second
mound (Md. B) wasn’t identified until the 1990s. It’s
about 200 feet northeast of the larger mound and measures about
3 feet tall and 115 by 100 feet at the base. Coring shows it was
also built in a single stage. Soil weathering suggests that it
was built earlier than the other mound, and may date to before
500 BC (Late Archaic period).