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Near Beulah in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Christmas Mound

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Christmas Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
1. Christmas Mound Marker
A smaller plaque below notes the area beyond the marker is private land.
Inscription.  Christmas Mound is a single conical mound approximately ten feet in height. Archaeological excavations in 2013 determined that the mound was built in a single stage on top of an earlier midden deposit. The midden dates to ca. AD 400, but the age of the mound itself is unknown. A historic cemetery is currently located on the summit of the mound.
 
Erected by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 2013.
 
Location. 33° 46.171′ N, 90° 58.842′ W. Marker is near Beulah, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 1 north of Clark Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beulah MS 38726, 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. Mildrette Netter (approx. 6 miles away); Hot Tamales and the Blues (approx. 6.3 miles away); Rosedale Courthouse (approx. 6.4
Christmas Mound Map area on reverse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
2. Christmas Mound Map area on reverse.
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miles away); To Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rosedale (approx. 6.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Eddie Shaw (approx. 8.3 miles away); Eddie Taylor (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Christmas Mound. (Submitted on May 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Christmas Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
3. Christmas Mound Marker
View of the tree covered mound area in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
4. View of the tree covered mound area in background.
View of the mound is difficult from the road. This was taken a few feet left of the marker in a gap in the bushes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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