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Lessley in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lessley Mound

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
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1. Lessley Mound Marker
Inscription.  The Lessley site consists of one large, rectangular platform mound. Excavations in 2013 determined that the mound was built in two or more stages, beginning in the Late Coles Creek or Early Plaquemine Period, ca. AD 1100-1350. Based on excavated ceramic and stone artifacts, the mound was used until perhaps the mid-17th century. Post holes and burning on the surface underneath the mound indicate that people were using the site before the mound was constructed. The Lessley family graveyard is located on the summit.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view from the pull-off area.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Erected by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail series list.
 
Location. 31° 9.494′ N, 91° 
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August 4, 2016
2. Lessley Mound Marker
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26.414′ W. Marker is in Lessley, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on State Highway 24 west of Pleasant Valley Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville MS 39669, 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. Smith Creek Mounds (approx. 4.6 miles away); Morgan-Babers House (approx. 8.9 miles away); Morgan Cottage (approx. 8.9 miles away); Lewis Family Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away); Miller-Townsend Cottage (approx. 9 miles away); Isaac Hart House (approx. 9 miles away); Montfort House (approx. 9 miles away); Old Chisholm Boarding House (approx. 9 miles away).
 
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3. Lessley Mound Marker QR code
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4. Lessley Mound Marker and Mound shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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