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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ferriday in Concordia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

DePrato Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Deprato Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
1. Deprato Mounds Marker
Inscription. DePrato has 5 dome-shaped mounds, 3 of which are clearly seen from the road. Flooding has covered the ground and lower portions of the mounds with 2½ feet of sediment. Thus, the mounds appear smaller than their true height of 5-6 feet. Radiocarbon dates and decorated pottery suggest Indians built the mounds around AD 600.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
 
Location. 31° 37.591′ N, 91° 34.591′ W. Marker is in Ferriday, Louisiana, in Concordia Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Avenue (U.S. 84) 0.1 miles west of Parish Road 5A-69, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferriday LA 71334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Louisiana (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jimmy Lee Swaggart (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jerry Lee Lewis (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mickey Gilley (approx. 1.4 miles away); Elkhorn Plantation Mound
Deprato Mounds and Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
2. Deprato Mounds and Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Frogmore Mound (approx. 5.8 miles away); Churupa Plantation Mound (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cypress Grove Mound (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferriday.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - DePrato Mounds. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the DePrato Mounds. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2017.
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