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

Mont Helena

 
 
Mont Helena Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
1. Mont Helena Marker Side 1
Inscription.  Mont Helena may have had as many as three mounds in the past. The remaining mound is 26 feet high, but its original dimensions were even more impressive. Roughly 10 feet of mound fill was removed around 1900 prior to the construction of the Colonial Revival home now located on its summit, and flood deposits have likely buried several more feet at its base. Native Americans built the mound by alternating layers of clay and sand during the Mississippi Period (ca. AD 1200-1600).
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
 
Location. 32° 56.589′ N, 90° 52.092′ W. Marker is in Anguilla, Mississippi, in Sharkey County. Marker is at the intersection of Rolling Fork Road (U.S. Old 61) and Helena Road, on the left when traveling north on Rolling Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anguilla MS 38721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carter Mounds (approx. 1˝ miles
Mont Helena Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
2. Mont Helena Marker Side 2
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away); The Story of Teddy Bears (approx. 2.4 miles away); Muddy Waters (approx. 2˝ miles away); What is a Shotgun Shack? (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sharkey County Courthouse (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rolling Fork Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grace Mounds (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hampton Plantation (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mont Helena. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Mont Helena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
3. Mont Helena Marker
Mont Helena image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
4. Mont Helena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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