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Washington in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Foster Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
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1. Foster Mounds Marker
Inscription.
Foster Mounds consists of two mounds located on either end of a large village or plaza. Mound A was built in four stages during the Plaquemine Period, sometime after AD 1400. Its original size and shape have been modified to accommodate the late 18th-century home located on its summit. Mound B, about 200 yards to the south, was built in at least two stages ca, AD 1500. Artifacts recovered from underneath Mound B indicate that Native Americans lived at this site as early as 500 BC.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view from the pull-off area.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Erected by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail marker series.
 
Location. 31° 36.009′ N, 91° 19.71′ W. Marker is in Washington, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Foster Mounds Road half a mile south of Steam Plant Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington MS 39190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Campground (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jefferson Military College
Foster Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Foster Mounds Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson at Washington (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dr. John W. Monette (approx. 2.2 miles away); The President's House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elizabeth Female Academy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Elizabeth Female College (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Foster Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2017
3. Foster Mounds Marker
Foster Mound A image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2017
4. Foster Mound A
House sitting on top of mound.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2017.
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