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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Tishomingo in Tishomingo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bear Creek Mound

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
1. Bear Creek Mound Marker
Inscription. The village site was occupied as early as 8000 B.C. by hunters who stayed only long enough to prepare their kill. From the time of Christ to 1000 A.D., migratory people of this area practiced limited agriculture. The nearby fields and streams offered an abundance of nuts, fruits, game and fish. These people shaped this mound and built a crude temple on its summit to house their sacred images.
 
Erected by United State Department of the Interior National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 38.667′ N, 88° 7.965′ W. Marker is near Tishomingo, Mississippi, in Tishomingo County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 308.8), 1.2 miles north of Mississippi Highway 30, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Near the Mississippi-Alabama State line. Marker is in this post office area: Tishomingo MS 38873, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cave Spring (approx. half a mile away); The Natchez Trace (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Natchez Trace (approx. 5.7 miles away);
Bear Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
2. Bear Creek Mound Marker
Levi Colbert Stand (approx. 10.1 miles away in Alabama); Mac McAnally (approx. 10.2 miles away); Battle of Iuka (approx. 11.3 miles away); The 11th Ohio Battery (approx. 11.4 miles away); Brig. Gen. Henry Little (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tishomingo.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Bear Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Bear Creek Mound Marker
Bear Creek Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Bear Creek Mound Marker
Bear Creek Mound behind marker
Bear Creek Mound image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. Bear Creek Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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