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Near Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pocahontas Mounds

 
 
Pocahontas Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Pocahontas Mounds Marker
Inscription. Built and used between A.D 1000 and 1300, this platform mound and a nearby burial mound mark the ceremonial and political seat of a regional chiefdom of the Plaquemine culture. A thatched, clay-plastered ritual temple or chief's lodging stood atop this mound. Dwellings of villagers occupied surrounding fields.
 
Erected 1993 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.061′ N, 90° 17.326′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 49 8.8 miles north of Interstate 220, in the median. Click for map. Marker is located in the median at the public "Capers, Blake, Scales" roadside rest stop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13831 US Highway 49, Jackson MS 39209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osburn Stand (approx. 5.8 miles away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 8.3 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cowles Mead Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away);
Pocahontas Mounds Roadside Park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Pocahontas Mounds Roadside Park
Malaco Records (approx. 8.6 miles away); Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. 9.1 miles away); Tanglewood (approx. 9.2 miles away); Clinton Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
More about this marker. Open to the public daily dawn to dusk, free of charge.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service article. (Submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Pocahontas Mound image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View
3. Pocahontas Mound
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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