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Delhi in Richland Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Marsden Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Marsden Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2017
1. Marsden Mounds Marker
Inscription. Marsden is a group of 5 mounds that were once linked by a D-shaped ridge. The largest mound is platform shaped and is 13 feet tall and 150 by 150 feet at the base. The other 4 mounds are only 3 to 5 feet tall. People lived here as early as 1500 BC, but built the mounds between AD 1 and AD 1000.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 29.182′ N, 91° 29.499′ W. Marker is in Delhi, Louisiana, in Richland Parish. Marker is on Poverty Creek Parkway 0.4 miles east of State Route 17, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Poverty Point Parkway, Delhi LA 71232, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tendal Mound (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lower Jackson Mound (approx. 10.3 miles away); Earthworks of Poverty Point (approx. 10 miles away); Southwest Ridges (approx. 11.4 miles away); Poverty Point Earthworks (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Poverty Point Earthworks (approx. 11 miles away); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (approx. 11 miles away); After Poverty Point (approx. 11 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Mound A can be barely seen in background (Mound B is unseen behind mound A. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2017
2. Mound A can be barely seen in background (Mound B is unseen behind mound A.
The Marsden marker and mounds are located in the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, 0.3 miles from the entrance, in a pull off, on the right side of Poverty Point Parkway. Admission is charged to the park. Seniors are admitted free of charge.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Marsden Mounds. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
The platform mound E is to the right, in the trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2017
3. The platform mound E is to the right, in the trees.
Additional info and mound map located along trail near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
4. Additional info and mound map located along trail near marker.
Entrance to Poverty Point Reservoir State Park on LA-17. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2017
5. Entrance to Poverty Point Reservoir State Park on LA-17.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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