St. Joseph in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Ancient Mounds Trail
Flowery Mound is a rectangular platform mound. The corners are oriented to the cardinal directions. Studies of the soil in the mound suggest it was built in a single episode around AD 1000. It measures 165 by 130 feet at the base and 50 by 50 feet at the 10-foot summit.
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
Location. 31° 56.447′ N, 91° 16.276′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is on Plank Road (State Road 128) 0.6 miles east of U.S. 65, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph LA 71366, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mound Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Joseph (approx. 2.7 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. Old Rodney to Bruinsburg Road (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi); Old Town of Rodney (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi); Old Town of Rodney - Structures (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi); Dr. Rush Nutt (1781-1837) (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi); Old Rodney Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.8 miles away in Mississippi). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
Also see . . . Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Flowery Mound. (Submitted on July 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2018.