Mayflower in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Ancient Mounds Trail
Mayflower is a rectangular-shaped mound with a flat top. It was 10 1/2 feet tall, 130 by 130 feet at the base and 60 by 65 feet at the summit. The mound is well preserved, but the southeast corner was damaged during historic times. Decorated pottery found near the mound suggests Indians built it around AD 900.
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
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° 58.082′ N, 91° 23.643′ W. Marker is in Mayflower, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is on Route 892 0.2 miles south of Route 573, on the right when traveling south. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wesley Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sundown Mounds (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mound Plantation (approx. 6˝ miles away); Flowery MoundEngagement At Choctaw Bayou (approx. 8.2 miles away); Ghost Site Mounds (approx. 9.2 miles away); Tensas Rifle Co. (approx. 10 miles away); Major Isaac Harrison's Tensas Calvary (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayflower.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018.