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

The Marksville Site

 
 
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September 2, 2016
1. The Marksville Site Marker
Inscription.  One mile east is the Marksville prehistoric Indian ceremonial center. This site, occupied from 1-400 A.D., was related to the Ohio Hopewell Culture, and was noted for its elaborate trade networks and mortuary ceremonialism.
 
Erected 1982 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list.
 
Location. 31° 6.848′ N, 92° 3.901′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on Tunica Drive East (State Highway 1) 0.1 miles north of Medic Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Marc Eliche (here, next to this marker); Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation (approx. ¼ mile away); Presentation Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bordelon-Decuir-Robinson Home
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September 2, 2016
2. The Marksville Site Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Presentation Convent Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2016. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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