Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pioneer in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Earthworks of Poverty Point

 
 
Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker
Inscription.  The Poverty Point earthworks, located 1.1 miles north, date to 1700-1100 B.C. Built by Native Americans who hunted, fished, and gathered wild foods. The 5 mounds, 6 ridges, and 43-acre plaza present a design unique in the world. A 6th mound was added 1800 years later. Tons of rock were imported from distant places for tools and ornaments.
 
Erected by Louisiana Society Daughters of American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesLandmarksNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 32° 37.247′ N, 91° 24.383′ W. Marker is near Pioneer, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 577 and Louisiana Route 134, on the right when traveling north on State Route 577. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pioneer LA 71266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
flies. Lower Jackson Mound (approx. ¼ mile away); Mound E (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southwest Ridges (approx. one mile away); Mound D (Sarah's Mount) (approx. one mile away); Mound A (approx. one mile away); Mound A Apex (approx. one mile away); Poverty Point Earthworks (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioneer.
 
More about this marker. An older marker, titled 'Poverty Point' was previous located in this area. An old metal bridge, across Bayou Macon, was removed and a new concrete bridge installed changing the landscape of the area.
 
Also see . . .  Poverty Point World Heritage Site website. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of Marker near Bayou Macon bridge. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of Marker near Bayou Macon bridge.
View of marker looking north towards the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View of marker looking north towards the Poverty Point World Heritage Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=109222

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 16, 2024