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

Routon Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
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May 27, 2017
1. Routon Mounds Marker
Inscription. Routon has 7 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. The 4 largest are rectangular with flat tops. The other 3 are dome shaped and less than 2 feet tall. The mound visible from the road is rectangular. It is 12½ feet tall and 230 by 180 feet at the base. Radiocarbon dates suggest Indians built the mounds around 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° 42.235′ N, 91° 48.339′ W. Marker is in Jonesville, Louisiana, in Catahoula Parish. Marker is on Estate Drive 0.4 miles south of Routon Road, on the left 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tew Lake Mounds (approx. 1.1 miles away); McGuffee Mounds (approx. 3.6 miles away); Harrisonburg Mounds (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Beauregard (approx. 4.8 miles away); Catahoula Parish Veterans Memorial
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May 27, 2017
2. Routon Mounds Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Troyville Earthworks (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Troyville Earthworks (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cypress Grove Mound (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesville.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Routon Mounds. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
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May 27, 2017
3. Routon Mounds
 
 
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 161 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2017.
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