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Hollywood in Tunica County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hollywood Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Hollywood Mounds Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Hollywood Mounds Marker (front)
Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is
on private property. Please
view the site from the
pull-off area.

NO
TRESPASSING
Inscription.  Hollywood Mounds originally consisted of a large platform mound surrounded by a series of smaller mounds. At 20 feet in height, Mound A is the site's central feature and was once enclosed on three sides by connected mounds forming an embankment. These "boundary" mounds, as well as three mounds to the east of Mound A, were plowed down by the mid-20th century, but their locations have been confirmed by archaeologists. The mounds were built by Native American people during the Mississippi Period, ca. AD 1200-1600.
 
Erected 2016 by MDAH, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Office of State Aid Road Construction, Federal Highway Administration & private landowners.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail series list.
 
Location. 34° 46.353′ N, 90° 22.326′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, Mississippi
Rear of marker showing the layout of the mounds. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Rear of marker showing the layout of the mounds.
, in Tunica County. Marker is on Indian Mound Road 1˝ miles west of Old U.S. 61, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Indian Mound Road, Tunica MS 38676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson Cemetery Mound (approx. 2.2 miles away); Harold "Hardface" Clanton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Town of Tunica Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Highway 61 Blues (approx. 7.3 miles away); Evansville Mounds (approx. 9.2 miles away); Beaverdam Mounds (approx. 10.1 miles away); James Cotton (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Hollywood Mounds. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker towards former location of Mound A. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. View from marker towards former location of Mound A.
Dirt farm road in front of you is also shown on the mound map on marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
4. Dirt farm road in front of you is also shown on the mound map on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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