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Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Belcher Mound

Historic Site

 
 
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By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
1. Belcher Mound Marker
Inscription.  A Caddo mound and village dating between approximately 1450 & 1650 A.D. were located northeast of Belcher. The mound consisted of a series of platforms that contained houses or meeting places for the village leaders. The houses were burned periodically and capped with earth. The site probably was occupied when the DeSoto Expedition crossed Caddo lands in 1542.
 
Erected by Red River Crossroads Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1450.
 
Location. 32° 45.058′ N, 93° 49.97′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Gray Street (State Highway 3049) north of Louisiana Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belcher Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruben T. Glassell House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First State Bank of Belcher
Belcher Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
2. Belcher Mound Marker
View to north along Gray Street
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(about 400 feet away); Minnie Clyde Dixon Connell (about 800 feet away); Belcher Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belcher High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
 
Also see . . .  Belcher Mound Site - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 13, 2015.)
 
Back Side of Belcher Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. Back Side of Belcher Mound Marker
View to south along Gray Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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