Near Mound in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Ancient Mounds Trail
Erected by State of Louisiana.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 19.247′ N, 91° 4.822′ W. Marker is near Mound, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 602 and Busby Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 602. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: LA-602, Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 5.3 miles away); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 5.3 miles away); Crescent Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); Battle of Milliken’s Bend (approx. 8˝ miles away); Schicker Mound Skirmish at Richmond (approx. 8.6 miles away); Burning of Richmond (approx. 8.6 miles away); Williams' Canal – 1862 (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Regarding Fitzhugh Mounds. Only two mounds remain (Md. B and Md. D); the other mounds and causeway have been plowed extensively and are no longer visible. One of the remaining mounds (Md. B) is 10 feet tall; the other (Md. D) is just under 4 feet high and serves as an active historic cemetery. (See map)
A smaller marker below this one warns:
Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Fitzhugh Mounds. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Fitzhugh Mounds. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.