Mayflower in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Ancient Mounds Trail
Mayflower is a rectangular-shaped mound with a flat top. It was 10 1/2 feet tall, 130 by 130 feet at the base and 60 by 65 feet at the summit. The mound is well preserved, but the southeast corner was damaged during historic times. Decorated pottery found near the mound suggests Indians built it around AD 900.
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
Location. 31° 58.082′ N, 91° 23.643′ W. Marker is in Mayflower, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is on Route 892 0.2 miles south of Route 573, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph LA 71366, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wesley Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sundown Mounds (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mound Plantation (approx. 6˝ miles away); Flowery Mound (approx. 7.4 miles away); Ghost Site Mounds (approx. 9.2 miles St. Joseph (approx. 10.1 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 13˝ miles away in Mississippi); Old Rodney to Bruinsburg Road (approx. 13˝ miles away in Mississippi). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayflower.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018.