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

Emerald Mound

— Mississippi Mound Trail —

 
 
Emerald Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
1. Emerald Mound Marker
Inscription.  
Covering roughly eight acres, Emerald Mound is the second largest Mississippian mound north of Mexico. The main platform was constructed in three stages beginning ca. AD 1350. Archaeological excavations have confirmed that the first and second stages had at least two secondary mounds with buildings on their summits. During the final stage of mound construction, the secondary mounds at either end were enlarged, and at least six additional mounds were constructed along the perimeter of the platform.
 
Erected by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1350.
 
Location. 31° 38.125′ N, 91° 14.86′ W. Marker is near Stanton, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Emerald Mound Road, one mile west of Natchez Trace Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Emerald Mound (here, next to this marker); Still Sacred (here, next to this marker); One Mound Among Many (here, next to this marker); A Well-Organized Society (a few steps from this marker); A Remarkable Feat (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Trace (approx. 1˝ miles away); Territorial Lifeline (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Mound Trail. Mississippi Historical Markers website entry (Submitted on August 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Emerald Mound Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
2. Emerald Mound Marker (side 2)
Emerald Mound - National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
3. Emerald Mound - National Historic Landmark
Emerald Mound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
4. Emerald Mound
Emerald Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2017
5. Emerald Mound Marker
Scanning the QR code will take you to the Emerald Mound official website.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on March 30, 2018. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 13, 2024