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

Elkhorn Plantation Mound

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
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May 27, 2017
1. Elkhorn Plantation Mound Marker
Inscription. Elkhorn is a 10-foot-tall platform mound that is 150 by 100 feet at the base. Construction of the mound began around AD 450. Soil studies indicated that dirt was added during a second state of construction. Pottery found here suggests that the site was occupied off and on until as late as AD 1100.

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° 37.38′ N, 91° 40.087′ W. Marker is in Ferriday, Louisiana, in Concordia Parish. Marker is on Dunbarton Road (State Highway 566) 0.9 miles north of Louisiana Avenue (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling north. 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. Churupa Plantation Mound (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frogmore Mound (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cypress Grove Mound (approx. 4.1 miles away); DePrato Mounds (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Louisiana (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jimmy Lee Swaggart (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jerry Lee Lewis (approx. 6.8 miles away); Mickey Gilley (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferriday.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Elkhorn Plantation Mound. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Elkhorn Plantation Mound and Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
2. Elkhorn Plantation Mound and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2017.
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