“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Marksville Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

Marksville Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
1. Marksville Mounds Marker
Inscription.  Marksville is a ceremonial center with two earthen ridges enclosing seven mounds. Indians built these earthworks between 100 BC and AD 400. During that time, the site covered 200 acres and included other earthworks that are now destroyed. The pottery here is very similar to the Hopewell in Ohio and Illinois.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail, and the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series lists.
Location. 31° 7.509′ N, 92° 2.995′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Taensas Street, on the left when traveling east on Martin Luther King Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 837 Martin Luther King Dr, Marksville LA 71351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marksville "Colored" School Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Congregational First Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic Church
Marksville Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. Marksville Mounds Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Belle Oak (approx. 0.9 miles away); Molenar Photography Studio Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marksville Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frank Hotel Site (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Marksville Mounds. (Submitted on September 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Marksville Mounds image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
3. Marksville Mounds
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2016. This page has been viewed 453 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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