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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.
 
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 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Windsor Ruins (approx. 14.7 miles away in Mississippi); Fitzhugh Mounds (approx. 16.1 miles away); Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church (approx. 16.4 miles away in Mississippi).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Balmoral Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 21, 2011
2. Balmoral Mounds Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 51 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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