Mayflower in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Ancient Mounds Trail
Sundown has 3 mounds that form an equilateral triangle. Two of the mounds are platform shaped and one is dome shaped. The largest measures 11 feet tall, while the other two are less than 8 feet tall. Decorated pottery found in a possible village area suggests Indians built the mounds around AD 700.
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° 56.08′ N, 91° 25.159′ W. Marker is in Mayflower, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is on Mayflower Road (Road 3252) half a mile north of Sundown Road (Parish Road 422), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph LA 71366, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wesley Chapel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mayflower Mound (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mound Plantation (approx. 7½ miles Flowery Mound (approx. 8.7 miles away); Engagement At Choctaw Bayou (approx. 10.3 miles away); Major Isaac Harrison's Tensas Calvary (approx. 10.8 miles away); Tensas Rifle Co. (approx. 10.8 miles away); Tensas Parish Veterans (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayflower.
Categories. • Native Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2018.