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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Glass Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Glass Mounds Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Glass Mounds Marker (Front)
Lower plaque
This archaeological site is
on private property. Please
view the site from the
pull-off area.
No
Trespassing
Inscription. The Glass site originally consisted of four pyramidal mound surrounding an open plaza, with a possible fifth mound located to the north. Of these, Mound A alone remains undamaged. It stands 30 feet high and has a ramp extending south toward the plaza. Recent archaeological excavations at Glass located two burned wattle and daub structures on the summit of Mound A. The mounds were built by Native Americans during the Mississippi Period, from AD 1200 to 1600, but the site was occupied as early as AD 200.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.696′ N, 90° 55.648′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on U.S. 61 south of Demby Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Across from the Vicksburg Warren Humane Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6600 U.S Highway 61, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yokena Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Camp Williamson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tobias Gibson
Glass Mounds Marker (Rear map of mound area) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Glass Mounds Marker (Rear map of mound area)
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 6 miles away); Vicksburg Siege (approx. 6 miles away); U.S. Battery Benton. (approx. 6.1 miles away); Gibraltar of the Confederacy (approx. 6.1 miles away); U.S. African Brigade (approx. 6.4 miles away in Louisiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Regarding Glass Mounds. Some notable artifacts were found at Mound C, including a limestone human effigy pipe and a number of pottery vessels and are currently on display at the Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Glass Mounds. (Submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View towards area of Glass Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View towards area of Glass Mounds
View towards the Glass Mounds in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. View towards the Glass Mounds in distance.
View of marker looking south on U.S. Highway 61. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
5. View of marker looking south on U.S. Highway 61.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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