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Jaketown in Humphreys County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jaketown Site

 
 
Jaketown Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
1. Jaketown Site Marker
Inscription.  A significant archaeological site initially settled by people of the Poverty Point culture ca. 1000 BC and continuously occupied through all subsequent archaeological periods of the Lower Miss. Valley.
 
Erected 1979 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 14.203′ N, 90° 29.167′ W. Marker is in Jaketown, Mississippi, in Humphreys County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 7 north of Fishco Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belzoni MS 39038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jaketown Mounds (here, next to this marker); Pinetop Perkins (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Reverend George Lee (approx. 3.7 miles away);
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Turner's Drug Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Denise LaSalle (approx. 4.2 miles away); Steamboat Natchez (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hank Cochran (approx. 5.9 miles away); Little Milton Campbell (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Jaketown Site. (Submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker looking west towards Jaketown Mound B. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
2. View of marker looking west towards Jaketown Mound B.
View of this marker, along with a Mississippi Mound Trail marker on Jaketown Mounds. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. View of this marker, along with a Mississippi Mound Trail marker on Jaketown Mounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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