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Near Fort Adams in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Smith Creek Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
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1. Smith Creek Mounds Marker
Inscription.  The Smith Creek site consists of three mounds surrounding a large plaza. Mound A is the site's largest monument, at over 30 feet. Mound B is a burial mound surrounded by a ditch or moat. Mound C, to the east, is eroding into Smith Creek; its original dimensions are unknown. Mounds A and C were built in multiple stages, beginning in the Cole Creek Period (ca. AD 1000-1100) and continuing until ca. AD 1350. The plaza at Smith Creek was artificially raised as early as AD 750-850 and probably predates the mounds, and construction continued until about AD 1350.

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 AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail series list.
 
Location.
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2. Smith Creek Mounds Marker
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31° 8.414′ N, 91° 30.936′ W. Marker is near Fort Adams, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on State Highway 24 half a mile north of Millbrook Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lessley Mound (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old River (approx. 7 miles away in Louisiana); Richard K. Yancey (approx. 7.7 miles away in Louisiana); Grave Of Oliver Pollock (approx. 8.8 miles away); Three Rivers Confluence (approx. 11.9 miles away in Louisiana); a different marker also named Old River (approx. 13.3 miles away in Louisiana); Avenue of Magnolias (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Smith Creek Mounds. (Submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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3. Smith Creek Mounds Marker
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4. Smith Creek Mounds Marker
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5. Smith Creek Mounds Marker QR code
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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