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Newellton in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Balmoral Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Balmoral Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 21, 2011
1. Balmoral Mounds Marker
Inscription. Balmoral has 3 mounds that form an equilateral triangle. The one on this side of the road is 8 feet high and conical. The one farthest south and across the road is an 11 foot high platform mound. The one to the north of it is 9 feet high and conical. The site dates to approximately AD 1000.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 7.917′ N, 91° 14.44′ W. Marker is in Newellton, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 65 and Garden Road (State Highway 888), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 65. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newellton LA 71357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Hot Shot Furnace (approx. 12.7 miles away in Mississippi); Whirlpool (approx. 12.7 miles away in Mississippi); Fort Cobun (approx. 12.7 miles away in Mississippi); Naval Battle During Grantís Campaign (approx. 12.7 miles away in Mississippi); Point of Rock (approx. 12.7 miles away in Mississippi); Grand Gulf (approx. 12.9 miles away in Mississippi); Town of Grand Gulf (approx. 12.9 miles away in Mississippi).
 
Also see . . .
Balmoral Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 21, 2011
2. Balmoral Mounds Marker
 Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Balmoral Mounds. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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