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

Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound

 
 
Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound Marker
Inscription. Constructed ca. 100 B.C.-A.D. 400 for the burial of high-status members of an unknown local tribal group. An associated village site lies across the highway to the Southwest.
 
Erected 1996 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.301′ N, 88° 39.535′ W. Marker is near West Point, Mississippi, in Clay County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 45 half a mile south of Truman Creek Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located less than half a mile south of the West Point city limit. Marker is in this post office area: West Point MS 39773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Indian Camp Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlin' Wolf (approx. 2.4 miles away); West Point (approx. 2.4 miles away); Clay County World War I Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Waverley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mary Holmes College (approx. 2 miles away); The Battle of Ellis Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
View from associated village site mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. View from associated village site mentioned on marker.
Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound behind fence. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound behind fence.
Chickasaw Burial Ground stone near this marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
4. Chickasaw Burial Ground stone near this marker.
Indian Camp Ground stone on southwest side of highway from this marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
5. Indian Camp Ground stone on southwest side of highway from this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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