Mayflower Mound
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 31.968 Longitude: -91.394027
Driving Directions:
— From La 128, head south on La 573. Go 3.8 miles to La 892; continue straight on La 892. Go 0.1 mile to marker on right.
— From La 3252, head north on La 892. Go 1.1 miles to marker on left.
Number of Mounds: 1 Number of Visible Mounds: 1
Summer Viewing: Fair Winter Viewing: Good 

Mayflower is a single mound about 1⁄4 mile north of the confluence of Big Choctaw and Van Buren bayous. It’s just over 10 feet tall, and about 130 by 130 feet at its base; the platform is about 60 by 65 feet. The mound is in excellent condition except that its southeast corner was clipped by highway construction. It’s heavily wooded, so it wasn’t possible to core it to examine soil weathering or obtain charcoal samples for dating. An adjacent field yielded 29 pottery fragments; based on that sample, the mound is believed to date to AD 700–1200 (Coles Creek period). Local people describe a second mound west of Mayflower that was plowed away years ago, but no evidence has surfaced to verify its existence.