Emerald Mound's size is impressive. Scholar James Barnett Jr. called it the region's "crowning mound-building achievement" of the Mississippian era (1,150 to 300 years ago). only a complex society mobilized for a massive multi-generational project could have built such a large ceremonial center.
But Emerald Mound is not a relic of the past. In the footsteps of their ancestors, the Natchez people - along with others like the Choctaw and Chickasaw - still gather at this sacred site. In a spirit of fellowship, they welcome others who respectfully journey here.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 31° 38.124′ N, 91° 14.859′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Emerald Mound Road one mile west of Natchez Trace, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One Mound Among Many (here, next to this marker); Emerald Mound (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (here, next to this marker); A Well-Organized Society
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2018.