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

Pocahontas Mounds

 
 
Pocahontas Mounds Marker in moved location, north of rest stop building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
1. Pocahontas Mounds Marker in moved location, north of rest stop building.
Inscription. Built and used between A.D 1000 and 1300, this platform mound and a nearby burial mound mark the ceremonial and political seat of a regional chiefdom of the Plaquemine culture. A thatched, clay-plastered ritual temple or chief's lodging stood atop this mound. Dwellings of villagers occupied surrounding fields.
 
Erected 1993 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.235′ N, 90° 17.294′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 49 8.8 miles north of Interstate 220, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is located in the median at the public "Pocahontas Mound Roadside Park" rest stop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13831 US Highway 49, Jackson MS 39209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Environmental Archaeology (a few steps from this marker); The Evolution of the Pocahontas Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Midden: Sifting Through the Trash (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
The Pocahontas Mound marker with the mound in distance on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
2. The Pocahontas Mound marker with the mound in distance on right.
line); Landscape Modification in Prehistoric Times (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Pocahontas Mounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osburn Stand (approx. 6 miles away); Old Agency Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
More about this marker. Marker was moved from its original location in front of the rest area info center/restroom building (see photos). It was replaced with a Mississippi Mound Trail marker.

Open to the public daily dawn to dusk, free of charge.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service article. (Submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
The Pocahontas Mound. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
3. The Pocahontas Mound.
Former location of marker in front of Pocahontas Mounds Roadside Park building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
4. Former location of marker in front of Pocahontas Mounds Roadside Park building.
Mississippi Mound Trail marker that replaced location of former marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
5. Mississippi Mound Trail marker that replaced location of former marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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