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Evansville in Tunica County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Evansville Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Evansville Mounds Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Evansville Mounds Marker (front)
Inscription. Located on the eastern bank of the Beaverdam Lake, the Evansville site originally had at least four earthen mounds. Today, only Mounds A and B remain. When first recorded, Mound A had a two-tiered platform—the west side was roughly 18 feet tall and the east side was somewhat shorter. Currently, the mound is 12 feet tall at its highest point. Mound B is conical in shape and roughly three feet tall. Excavations in 2013 indicate that the mounds were built during the Mississippi Period, ca. AD 1200-1600.
 
Erected 2016 by MDAH, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Office of State Aid Road Construction, Federal Highway Administration & private landowners.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 38.441′ N, 90° 23.543′ W. Marker is in Evansville, Mississippi, in Tunica County. Marker is on Austin Road 0.2 miles west of Old U.S. 61, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Austin Road, Tunica MS 38676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaverdam Mounds (approx. 0.9 miles away); James Cotton
Rear of marker showing the layout of the mounds. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Rear of marker showing the layout of the mounds.
Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is
on private property. Please
view the site from the
pull-off area.

NO
TRESPASSING
(approx. 3 miles away); Town of Tunica Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Harold "Hardface" Clanton (approx. 3.3 miles away); Johnson Cemetery Mound (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hollywood Mounds (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fight at the Levee (approx. 13.1 miles away in Arkansas); “Let him sleep now with his brave companions” (approx. 13.2 miles away in Arkansas).
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History website about the Hollywood Mounds. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
View towards the Evansville Mounds area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. View towards the Evansville Mounds area.
View from marker east towards Old U.S. Highway 61 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
4. View from marker east towards Old U.S. Highway 61
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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