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

Troyville Earthworks

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Troyville Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
1. Troyville Earthworks Marker
Inscription. An earthen wall and 9 mounds were once a prominent part of the landscape here. Early explorers described the largest mound or "Great Mound" as being 82 feet high, the tallest mound known in Louisiana. The earth-works were built between 100 BC and AD 700. Only portions of the mounds and wall remain.

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° 37.603′ N, 91° 48.991′ W. Marker is in Jonesville, Louisiana, in Catahoula Parish. Marker is on Willow Street near Third Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville LA 71343, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Troyville Earthworks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Routon Mounds (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tew Lake Mounds (approx. 5.7 miles away); Churupa Plantation Mound (approx. 8.3 miles away); Frogmore Mound
Troyville Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
2. Troyville Earthworks Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); McGuffee Mounds (approx. 8.7 miles away); Elkhorn Plantation Mound (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cypress Grove Mound (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesville.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Troyville Earthworks. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2017.
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