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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newellton in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Balmoral Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
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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.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
NO TRESPASSING
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridges Across Holt's Bayou and Bayou Du Rosset (approx. 1.6 miles away); Davis Plantations (approx. 1.6 miles away); Franklin Plantation
Balmoral Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 21, 2011
2. Balmoral Mounds Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Henry Watkins Allen (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Shackleford Church Mounds (approx. 3.8 miles away); Linwood Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away); Winter Quarters Plantation (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newellton.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Balmoral Mounds. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 38 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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