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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pioneer in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Earthworks of Poverty Point

 
 
Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker
Inscription. The Poverty Point earthworks, located 1.1 miles north, date to 1700-1100 B.C. Built by Native Americans who hunted, fished, and gathered wild foods. The 5 mounds, 6 ridges, and 43-acre plaza present a design unique in the world. A 6th mound was added 1800 years later. Tons of rock were imported from distant places for tools and ornaments.
 
Erected by Louisiana Society Daughters of American Colonists.
 
Location. 32° 37.247′ N, 91° 24.383′ W. Marker is near Pioneer, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 577 and Louisiana Route 134, on the right when traveling north on State Route 577. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pioneer LA 71266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Jackson Mound (approx. mile away); Southwest Ridges (approx. one mile away); Poverty Point Earthworks (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); After Poverty Point (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peopling of the Americas
View of Marker near Bayou Macon bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of Marker near Bayou Macon bridge.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); This is Poverty Point (approx. 1.1 miles away); Before Poverty Point (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioneer.
 
More about this marker. An older marker, titled 'Poverty Point' was previous located in this area. An old metal bridge, across Bayou Macon, was removed and a new concrete bridge installed changing the landscape of the area.
 
Also see . . .  Poverty Point World Heritage Site website. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesLandmarksNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View of marker looking north towards the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View of marker looking north towards the Poverty Point World Heritage Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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