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Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shiloh Indian Mounds

 
 
Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 1, 2009
1. Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker
Inscription.  You are entering the largest surviving prehistoric site in the Tennessee River Valley and one of the least disturbed areas of earthen mounds in the eastern United States. Early European settlers were familiar with the site. After the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, members of the 28th Illinois Infantry buried their fallen comrades in the westernmost platform mound.

There bodies were later reinterred in the National Cemetery. Thanks to its early inclusion in the military park, the site of this ancient town was never plowed. Spend some time looking at the exhibits in the shelter and take the 1.1 mile (1.8-km) interpretive loop trail though the grounds and back to the parking lot.

The effigy pipe and exhibits about Shiloh people may be viewed at the Tennessee River Museum nearby Savannah, Tennessee.

A Few Precautions
Do not disturb or remove any natural or historic object.
Stay on the pathway.
Beware of poison ivy.
Keep pets on a short leash.

Shiloh Trail
1.1-mile loop trail (1.8 km) 1 hour, easy interpretive exhibits are placed at key points along the trail.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 8.464′ N, 88° 19.654′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Riverside Drive. Marker is at the Interpretive Shelter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Riverside Dr, Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippian Indians (a few steps from this marker); Sifting the Evidence (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Shiloh Indian Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickasaw Homeland (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp of 17th Kentucky Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kentucky Regiments at Battle of Shiloh (about 500 feet away); Richardson's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Clanton's Alabama Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2014
2. Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker
Located at Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, TN
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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