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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freed-Hardeman College (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cox's Raid (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
Pinson Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 26, 2010
2. Pinson Mounds Marker
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Historic Bemis (approx. 7.9 miles away); Jones' Anglewood (approx. 8.6 miles away); Armstrong's Raid (approx. 8.7 miles away); Austin Raymond Merry (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Electro Chalybeate Well (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park. Tennessee State Parks (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Pinson Mounds. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 2 times this year. 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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