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Near Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pocahontas Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Pocahontas Mounds Trail Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
1. Pocahontas Mounds Trail Marker (front)
Inscription.  The Pocahontas site consists of two mounds and an associated village area. Mound A is a rectangular platform mound currently 20 feet tall, built between AD 750 and 1500. Excavations located structural features on the mound surface, as well as numerous ceramic, stone, and bone artifacts. Mound B, roughly 650 yards northeast of Mound A, is a conical burial mound. Excavations in 1926-27 recovered numerous artifacts, including an effigy pipe and stone celt. Mound B was constructed ca. AD 1200-1600.
 
Erected by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1500.
 
Location. 32° 28.061′ N, 90° 17.326′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on U.S. 49 8.8 miles north of Interstate 220, in the median. Marker is located in the median at the public "Pocahontas Mound Roadside Park" rest stop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13831 US-49, Jackson MS 39209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ceremonial Mounds Of The Southeast (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Pocahontas Mounds Marker (rear map) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
2. Pocahontas Mounds Marker (rear map)
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Landscape Modification in Prehistoric Times (about 400 feet away); Midden: Sifting Through the Trash (about 800 feet away); The Evolution of the Pocahontas Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pocahontas Mounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Environmental Archaeology (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stone Fence Posts Mid-Western Kansas 1880’s (approx. 3.8 miles away); Osburn Stand (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Pocahontas Mounds. (Submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Park Service article. (Submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Pocahontas Mounds Marker at the Roadside Rest Stop. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
3. Pocahontas Mounds Marker at the Roadside Rest Stop.
One of the Pocahontas Mounds. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
4. One of the Pocahontas Mounds.
Pocahontas Mounds Marker looking south towards rest stop parking lot and U.S. Highway 49. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
5. Pocahontas Mounds Marker looking south towards rest stop parking lot and U.S. Highway 49.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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