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Tendal in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tendal Mound

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Tendal Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
1. Tendal Mound Marker
Inscription. Tendal is a platform mound with sides that face the four cardinal directions. It is 6½ feet tall and 165 by 230 feet at the base. The mound was flat on top even before the house was constructed. Artifacts found here suggest the mound was built after AD 400.
 
Location. 32° 25.934′ N, 91° 22.08′ W. Marker is in Tendal, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Tendal North Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 80. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burning of Richmond (approx. 10 miles away); Skirmish at Richmond (approx. 10 miles away); Scottland Plantation House (approx. 10.3 miles away); Schicker Mound (approx. 10.5 miles away); Madison Parish Confederate Monument (approx. 10.7 miles away); Tallulah (approx. 10.7 miles away); Crescent Plantation (approx. 12.7 miles away); Roosevelt (approx. 14.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker.

A smaller marker below this one warns:

This archaeological site is on private property,
Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
NO
TRESPASSING
Tendal Mound under home in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
2. Tendal Mound under home in background.
Mound can be barely seen under the nearby home.

 
Regarding Tendal Mound. 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.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Map of Tendal Mound in relation to home above. image. Click for full size.
By State of Louisiana
3. Map of Tendal Mound in relation to home above.
The view east on U.S. Highway 80 towards Tensas River bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
4. The view east on U.S. Highway 80 towards Tensas River bridge.
Looking west on U.S. Highway 80 towards Delhi. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
5. Looking west on U.S. Highway 80 towards Delhi.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on February 17, 2017.
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