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Madison in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boyd Site

 
 
Boyd Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Boyd Site Marker
Inscription. Archeologists tell us there was a house here sometime around 500 A.D. and that the pottery found in the mounds was made before 700 A.D. Likely, the population was continuous over centuries with customs being handed from generation to generation, relying on field, forest, and stream for food. The simple social system was probably based on the family and close relatives.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.185′ N, 90° 4.085′ W. Marker is in Madison, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 106.9), 3.4 miles north of Old Canton Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the end of the parkway turnoff access road for the Boyd Site. Marker is in this post office area: Madison MS 39110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Florida Boundary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 5.2 miles away); Natchez Trace at Madisonville
Boyd Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Boyd Site Marker
Native American mound behind marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm (approx. 9.6 miles away); Union Battery Position (approx. 10.3 miles away); Club Desire (approx. 10.5 miles away); MFWC Headquarters (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 

2. Boyd Mounds Site. From the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Boyd Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Boyd Site Marker
Boyd Site Mound image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. Boyd Site Mound
Boyd Site Mound image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. Boyd Site Mound
Three Mounds in One interpretive sign in lower right
Three Mounds in One Interpretive Sign image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
6. Three Mounds in One Interpretive Sign
In this 100-foot-long mound, archeologists found the remains of 41 burials. The mound is really three mounds in one. Differences in the types of pottery found in each indicate that the construction of the mounds was separated by a considerable lapse of time.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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