Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newellton in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Balmoral Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Balmoral Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Lovorn, December 21, 2011
1. Balmoral Mounds Marker
Inscription.  Balmoral has 3 mounds that form an equilateral triangle. The one on this side of the road is 8 feet high and conical. The one farthest south and across the road is an 11 foot high platform mound. The one to the north of it is 9 feet high and conical. The site dates to approximately AD 1000.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail series list.
 
Location. 32° 7.917′ N, 91° 14.44′ W. Marker is in Newellton, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 65 and Garden Road (State Highway 888), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 65. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newellton LA 71357, 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. Bridges Across Holt's Bayou and Bayou Du Rosset (approx. 1.6 miles away); Davis Plantations (approx. 1.6 miles away);
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Franklin Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Henry Watkins Allen (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Shackleford Church Mounds (approx. 3.8 miles away); Linwood Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away); Winter Quarters Plantation (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newellton.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Balmoral Mounds. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Balmoral Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Lovorn, December 21, 2011
2. Balmoral Mounds Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=51633

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 23, 2024