Cary in Sharkey County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
— Mississippi Mound Trail —
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.
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view from the pull-off area.
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 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. 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); The Story of Teddy Bears (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Official Mounds Trail for Cary Mounds. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.