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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bayou Pierre Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Bayou Pierre Mounds Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Bayou Pierre Mounds Marker (Front)
Lower plaque
This archaeological site is
on private property. Please
view the site from the
pull-off area.
No
Trespassing
Inscription. Of the three original mounds overlooking Bayou Pierre, only one remains. A pyramidal platform, Mound A is currently 16 feet tall. Excavations indicate that Native Americans built the mound in multiple stages during the Coles Creek Period, from AD 1000-1200, though it was probably used until ca. AD 1350. A fourth mound, located half a mile southwest of Mound A, was also built during the Coles Creek Period, and may have been part of the Bayou Pierre site.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail marker series.
 
Location. 31° 58.932′ N, 91° 0.326′ W. Marker is near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Old Mill Road 0.4 miles south of Bald Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Mill Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Claiborne County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Claiborne County (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Port Gibson Boycott (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lightfoot Park
Bayou Pierre Mounds Marker (Rear map showing mound location). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Bayou Pierre Mounds Marker (Rear map showing mound location).
(approx. 1.9 miles away); The Federals Occupy Port Gibson (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Baptist M.B. Church (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Port Gibson (approx. 2 miles away); The Bernheimer Complex (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Bayou Pierrea Mounds. (Submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View towards the mound location. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View towards the mound location.
 
 
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 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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