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

Beaverdam Mounds

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
Beaverdam Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Beaverdam Mounds Marker
Inscription. There are currently two mounds located at the Beaverdam site, though there may originally have been more. Mound A has eroded over time and is now 11 feet tall. Early 20th-century accounts describe it as rectangular in shape with a two-tiered platform. Mound B is now about two feet in height. Excavations in 2013 indicate that Mound A was built in multiple stages 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° 37.647′ N, 90° 23.652′ W. Marker is in Evansville, Mississippi, in Tunica County. Marker is on Old U.S. 61 0.8 miles south of Evansville Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunica MS 38676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evansville Mounds (approx. 0.9 miles away); James Cotton (approx. 2.1 miles away); Town of Tunica Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1
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
miles away); Harold "Hardface" Clanton (approx. 4.2 miles away); Johnson Cemetery Mound (approx. 8 miles away); Hollywood Mounds (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fight at the Levee (approx. 12˝ miles away in Arkansas); “Let him sleep now with his brave companions” (approx. 12.6 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
 
The two mounds can be seen in the distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. The two mounds can be seen in the distance.
View from marker north on Old U.S. Highway 61. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
4. View from marker north on Old U.S. Highway 61.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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