Coordinates: Latitude: 32.400111 Longitude: -91.19275
— From US 80 in Tallulah, head southwest on US 65 (S.
Chestnut Street). Go 0.6 mile to Mississippi Street; turn
left. Go 0.2 mile to marker on right.
— From I-20 (exit 171), head north on US 65 to Tallulah.
Go 0.7 mile to Mississippi Street; turn right. Go 0.2 mile
to marker on right.
of Mounds: 1
of Visible Mounds: 1
Mound in Tallulah is probably part of a two-mound complex; the
second mound, LaSalle Street Mound, is about 300 feet due west.
Both are built on a natural levee deposit of Brushy Bayou, which
feeds into the Mississippi River. A house with a large cellar
(which is unusual in this part of the South) was built on Schicker
in 1926, so the remains of the mound form a shell around the house.
Site records show that about 6 feet of fill were removed, exposing
both prehistoric and historic burials. Schicker is a platform
mound, now about 5 feet tall and almost 115 feet square at its
base. Four site surveys found no artifacts that would help to
estimate the site’s age. That lack of artifacts may indicate
that flood deposits have covered the surface the mound was built