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

A Remarkable Feat

 
 
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1. A Remarkable Feat Marker
Inscription.
Around 800 years ago, native peoples in this region began to transform a natural hill into what we call Emerald Mound

They followed a visionary plan and built this flat-topped sacred mound over perhaps 300 years. Covering eight acres, this remarkably engineered mound is the second largest mound structure in the United States.

The large rectangular mound once held eight smaller mounds, three along each side of a long plaza plus one at each end. The Great Sun, a semi-divine chief, led from atop the largest of the eight mounds-- more than 60 feet above where you are standing.

Built along the ancient paths that became known as the Natchez Trace, Emerald Mound was an important ceremonial center for trade, ritual sporting contests, and social, political and spiritual events.
 
Location. 31° 38.123′ N, 91° 14.869′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Emerald Mound Road one mile west of Natchez Trace Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Emerald Mound Road is accessed from the Natchez Trace Parkway at Mile Marker 10.3. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emerald Mound (a few steps from this marker); a different

A Remarkable Feat Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2017
2. A Remarkable Feat Marker
marker also named Emerald Mound (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Trace (approx. 1 miles away); A National Road (approx. 1 miles away); Loess Bluff (approx. 2.4 miles away); The President's House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Jefferson Military College (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2017.
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