Schicker Mound
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.400111 Longitude: -91.19275
Driving Directions:
— 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.
Number of Mounds: 1 Number of Visible Mounds: 1
Summer Viewing: Good Winter Viewing: Good 

Schicker 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 on.