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St. Joseph in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Flowery Mound

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
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1. Flowery Mound Marker
Inscription.  
Flowery Mound is a rectangular platform mound. The corners are oriented to the cardinal directions. Studies of the soil in the mound suggest it was built in a single episode around AD 1000. It measures 165 by 130 feet at the base and 50 by 50 feet at the 10-foot summit.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail series list.
 
Location. 31° 56.447′ N, 91° 16.276′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is on Plank Road (State Road 128) 0.6 miles east of U.S. 65, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph LA 71366, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mound Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Joseph (approx. 2.7 miles away); Tensas Rifle Co. (approx. 2.7 miles
Flowery Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Flowery Mound Marker
away); Major Isaac Harrison's Tensas Calvary (approx. 2.7 miles away); Tensas Parish Veterans (approx. 2.7 miles away); Engagement At Choctaw Bayou (approx. 3.4 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi); Old Rodney to Bruinsburg Road (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Flowery Mound. (Submitted on July 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Flowery Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2018
3. Flowery Mound Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2018.
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