Tendal Mound
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.432222 Longitude: -91.368
Driving Directions:
— From La 577, head east on US 80. Go 2.5 miles to marker on left.
— From US 65, head west on US 80. Go 11.8 miles to marker on right.
Number of Mounds: 1 Number of Visible Mounds: 1
Summer Viewing: Good Winter Viewing: Good 

Tendal Mound is about 45 feet north of US Hwy. 80 on the west side of the Tensas River. It’s a rectangular platform mound about 6 feet tall and 165 by 230 feet at the base. Its sides face the cardinal directions. The house atop the mound may be the second to have been built there, and the top of the mound may have been leveled before the structure was built. Local residents say the railroad bed now covers a smaller mound, but no supporting evidence has been found. Only a few artifacts have been collected near the site, which suggests that the surface on which the mound was built has been covered with sediment from flooding. The sparse information makes it difficult to judge the mound’s age, but estimates date it to AD 400 or later (late Marksville/early Troyville periods).