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

Lower Jackson Mound

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Lower Jackson Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Lower Jackson Mound Marker
Inscription. Lower Jackson, located one-half mile south of this highway, was once thought to be part of the nearby Poverty Point site. However, charcoal found beneath the mound dates it to 3500 BC, 2000 years earlier than Poverty Point. The mound was built in a single episode and is 8 feet tall and 130 feet in diameter.

Lower plaque
This archaeological site is
on private property. Please
view the site from the
highway right-of-way.
No
Trespassing

 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 37.147′ N, 91° 24.628′ W. Marker is near Epps, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 134 and Walnut Grove Lane, on the right when traveling east on State Route 134. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Epps LA 71237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earthworks of Poverty Point (approx. mile away); Southwest Ridges (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poverty Point Earthworks
Lower Jackson Mound can be seen in far distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Lower Jackson Mound can be seen in far distance.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Poverty Point Earthworks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); After Poverty Point (approx. 1.2 miles away); Peopling of the Americas (approx. 1.2 miles away); This is Poverty Point (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Lower Jackson Mounds. (Submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansNotable Places
 
view of marker looking west towards town of Epps. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. view of marker looking west towards town of Epps.
Marker with mound in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
4. Marker with mound in distance.
Lower Jackson Mound map image. Click for full size.
By State of Louisiana
5. Lower Jackson Mound map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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