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

Salomon Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Salomon Mounds Marker (main) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Salomon Mounds Marker (main)
Inscription. When first recorded, Salomon Mounds had three (possibly four) large platform mounds and as many as eight smaller mounds arranged around a central plaza. The smaller mounds have been plowed away, while one of the large mounds was destroyed in 1958 to provide fill for road construction. Of the remaining mounds, Mound A is roughly 26 feet tall and has a 19th century cemetery located on its summit. Mound C is currently just over six feet tall. The mounds were built during the early Mississippi Period, ca. AD 1200-1350.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the pull-off area.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Erected 2016 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 22.618′ N, 90° 29.356′ W. Marker is near Coahoma, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is on Coahoma-Rich Road 0.9 miles south of U.S. 61, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1615 Coahoma-Rich Road, Coahoma MS 38617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Salomon Mounds Marker (area map drawing) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. Salomon Mounds Marker (area map drawing)
flies. "Livin' at Lula" (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Helena, Arkansas (approx. 11 miles away in Arkansas); Helena's Contraband Camps (approx. 11.1 miles away in Arkansas); Seizing Freedom (approx. 11.1 miles away in Arkansas); The Hard Road to Equal Rights (approx. 11.1 miles away in Arkansas); Freedom in Helena! (approx. 11.1 miles away in Arkansas); Becoming Soldiers (approx. 11.1 miles away in Arkansas).
 
More about this marker. The principal mound appears much larger from the channel bed than from the surrounding landscape. A survey of other mounds in the area may potentially reveal this to be a common trend in construction.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Salomon Mounds. (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View towards mound area in trees. (Private property) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. View towards mound area in trees. (Private property)
View from marker north towards Highway 61. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
4. View from marker north towards Highway 61.
Looking south towards Salmon Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
5. Looking south towards Salmon Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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