Scott Place Mounds
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.774222 Longitude: -92.444166
Driving Directions:
— From La 2 and La 15 in Farmerville, head west on La 2 (Bernice Hwy). Go 3.2 miles to Scott’s Hideaway Road; turn left. Go 1.8 miles to marker on right.
— From D’Arbonne State Park, take Evergreen Road to La 2; turn right. Go 1.8 miles to Scott’s Hideaway Road; turn right. Go 1.8 miles to marker on right.
Number of Mounds: 5 Number of Visible Mounds: 2
Summer Viewing: Fair Winter Viewing: Good 

Scott Place is one of the few mound sites in north-central Louisiana. It’s a five-mound complex above the confluence of Corney Bayou and Bayou D’Arbonne (now part of Lake D’Arbonne). The largest mound (Md. A), near the marker, is in good shape, and its corners are easy to see. It’s 11 feet tall, with a base about 125 feet square. Its platform measures about 70 by 45 feet. A core sample indicates it was built in one stage. The second largest mound (Md. B) is about 270 feet to the northeast (not visible from the marker), and appears to have been dome-shaped; it’s about 6 feet high and 65 feet in diameter, and was also built in one stage. An old wagon trail runs along its base, and two trenches and a pit scar its surface. Charcoal from a hearth beneath this mound dates to AD 1250 (Coles Creek/Plaquemine periods.) Three smaller single-stage mounds (Mds. C–E) are just over 2 feet high and between 65 and 25 feet in diameter.