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Near New Site in Prentiss County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pharr Mounds

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
1. Pharr Mounds Marker
Inscription.  Pharr Mounds is the largest and most important archeological site in northern Mississippi. Eight large, dome-shaped burial mounds are scattered over an area of 90 acres (100 football fields). These mounds were built and used about 1-200 A.D. by a tribe of nomadic Indian hunters and gatherers who returned to this site at times to bury the dead with their possessions.
 
Erected by United State Department of the Interior National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list.
 
Location. 34° 28.27′ N, 88° 25.219′ W. Marker is near New Site, Mississippi, in Prentiss County. Marker is on Nachez Trace Parkway (at milepost 286.7), on the right when traveling east. Pharr Mounds are located on the Natchez Trace Parkway (milepost 286.7), about 23 miles northeast of Tupelo, Mississippi. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Site MS 38859, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donivan Slough
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
2. Pharr Mounds Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Donivan Slough (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway (approx. 6 miles away); Jamie L. Whitten Historic Landmark (approx. 6 miles away); River, Canal and Cut (approx. 6 miles away); Twentymile Bottom (approx. 7.9 miles away); Dogwood Valley (approx. 11 miles away); Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
3. Pharr Mounds
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
4. Pharr Mounds Marker
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
5. Pharr Mounds Marker
Building an Indian Mound image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
6. Building an Indian Mound
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
7. Who were they?
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
8. Pharr Mounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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