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Cary in Sharkey County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cary Mounds

 

— Mississippi Mound Trail —

 
Cary Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
1. Cary Mounds Marker
Inscription.  
Of the original four mounds located at the Cary site, only Mound A survives. Located on the south side of Deer Creek, the mound was built on top of a midden deposit containing ceramic and animal bone artifacts as well as a fragment of a stone palette. Beneath the midden, archaeologists discovered the remains of two large posts. Both the mound and the midden at Cary site date to the Late Mississippi Period, ca. AD 1400-1600, and are contemporary with the nearby Arcola and Rolling Fork Mounds.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view from the pull-off area.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Erected by Mississippi Department of Archives and History/Mississippi Mounds Trail.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail series list.
 
Location. 32° 48.211′ N, 90° 55.883′ W. Marker is in Cary, Mississippi, in Sharkey County. Marker is at the intersection
Cary Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
2. Cary Mounds Marker
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of Crab Apple Lane and Willow Lane, on the right when traveling north on Crab Apple Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cary MS 39054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cary Mounds (here, next to this marker); Teddy Roosevelt's Bear Hunt (approx. 5˝ miles away); Hill’s Plantation (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hill’s Plantation (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rolling Fork Mounds (approx. 7.1 miles away); Sharkey County Courthouse (approx. 7.9 miles away); What is a Shotgun Shack? (approx. 7.9 miles away); Muddy Waters (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Official Mounds Trail for Cary Mounds. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Cary Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
3. Cary Mounds Marker
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Cary Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
4. Cary Mounds Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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May. 22, 2022