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Pinson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pinson Mounds

 
 
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By Ken Smith, September 26, 2010
1. Pinson Mounds Marker
Inscription.  Built between 1 and 500 A.D. by prehistoric Indians, this complex of over a dozen mounds contains the oldest flat-topped, ceremonial mounds in America. Religious ceremonies were conducted on the tops of these mounds, the tallest of which is over 70 feet high. Several smaller burial mounds and a circular earthwork are also present. The site was occupied only on ceremonial occasions.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 29.422′ N, 88° 43.194′ W. Marker is in Pinson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 45 and Bear Creek Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 45. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4005 US 45 South, Pinson TN 38366, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker
Pinson Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 26, 2010
2. Pinson Mounds Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Chester County War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fighting For Control (approx. 5.7 miles away); Henderson at War (approx. 5.7 miles away); Historic Front Street (approx. 5.7 miles away); Freed-Hardeman College (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cox's Raid (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson (approx. 7.1 miles away); Historic Bemis (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pinson Mounds. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 764 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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