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Near Stanton in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Emerald Mound

 
 
Emerald Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 22, 2010
1. Emerald Mound Marker
Inscription. Before you is the second largest temple mound in the United States. Only Monks Mound in Cahokia, Illinois, is larger. This eight acre mound, constructed from a natural hill, was built and used from about 1300 to 1600 by the Mississippians, ancestors of the Natchez Indians.

Unlike dome shaped mounds constructed only for burials, Emerald Mound supported temples, ceremonial structures, and burials of a complex society's civic and religious leaders.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 31° 38.125′ N, 91° 14.86′ W. Marker is near Stanton, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Emerald Mound Road one mile west of Natchez Trace Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Emerald Mound Road is accessed from the Natchez Trace Parkway at Mile Marker 10.3. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Emerald Mound (here, next to this marker); A Remarkable Feat (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named
Emerald Mound image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 22, 2010
2. Emerald Mound
Emerald Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Trace (approx. 1 miles away); A National Road (approx. 1 miles away); Loess Bluff (approx. 2.4 miles away); The President's House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mount Locust (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. National Historic Landmark
Emerald Mound was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
    — Submitted August 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Emerald Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 28, 1998
3. Emerald Mound Marker
Emerald Mound image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 28, 1998
4. Emerald Mound
National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. National Historic Landmark Plaque
Along the path from the parking lot to the top of the mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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