“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Harrisonburg in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Alexander Mound

Ancient Mounds Trail

Alexander Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
July 14, 2018
1. Alexander Mound Marker
Alexander is a conical-shaped mound that is 10 1/2 feet tall and 98 by 130 feet at the base. It is the largest of 7 mounds that once stood here. The other 6 were only 1 1/2 to 5 feet tall. They have been reduced in size by plowing and are barely visible today. Pottery found near the mounds suggests Indians built them sometime after AD 1.

Lower Plaque
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° 49.389′ N, 91° 48.931′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Louisiana, in Catahoula Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 124 half a mile north of Jugbend Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg LA 71340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boothe Landing Mound (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Beauregard Veterans Memorial
Alexander Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
July 14, 2018
2. Alexander Mound Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Catahoula Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Beauregard (approx. 3.6 miles away); Harrisonburg Mounds (approx. 3.8 miles away); McGuffee Mounds (approx. 5 miles away); Tew Lake Mounds (approx. 7.9 miles away); Routon Mounds (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2018. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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