“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Mangum Mound

Mangum Mound Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
1. Mangum Mound Marker (Missing)
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Inscription.  Excavation of this site tells us much about the people of the late prehistoric periods. The Plaquemine culture included the ancestors of the modern tribes of Mississippi and Louisiana. It was a society with elaborate agriculturally oriented religious ceremonies. From the burials on the mound we have learned that there was a high infant mortality and that upon the death of a chief, a brutal ritual was enacted in which his retainers were slain and buried with him.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 59.517′ N, 90° 53.966′ W. Marker was near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker could be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 45.7), 4.2 miles north of Mississippi Highway 18. Touch for map. Marker is located at the end of the turnoff road for Mangum Mound from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker was in this post office area: Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured
Mangum Mound Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Mangum Mound Marker (Missing)
as the crow flies. Grindstone Ford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Skirmish at Willow Springs (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fight for Hankinson's Ferry (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grant at Hankinson's Ferry (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sunken Trace (was approx. 3.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of the Hermitage (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Baptist M.B. Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gage House (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2015.) 

2. Mangum Mound Site - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 17, 2015.)
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
Mangum Mound in 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Mangum Mound in 2015
The mound is being restored to its natural state with native vegetation returning
Mangum Mound in 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 22, 2010
4. Mangum Mound in 2010
The earlier-style Park Service interpretive sign (at beginning of path)
and the paved path to the top of the mound have been removed
More. Search the internet for Mangum Mound.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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