Newellton in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Shackleford Church Mounds
Ancient Mounds Trail
Shackleford is a ceremonial site with 4 mounds that date to about AD 800. Three of the mounds are 3 feet tall or less. However, the large platform mount is over 13 feet tall and is the best-preserved part of the site. It was constructed in several episodes on top of a prepared surface of sand.
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. 32° 9.102′ N, 91° 18.058′ W. Marker is in Newellton, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is on State Road 575 north of Beeks Bayou Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newellton LA 71357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balmoral Mounds (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Franklin Plantation (approx. 5 miles away); Henry Watkins Allen Bridges Across Holt's Bayou and Bayou Du Rosset (approx. 5.4 miles away); Davis Plantations (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ghost Site Mounds (approx. 9.7 miles away); Linwood Plantation (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newellton.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.