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Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Belcher Mound

Historic Site

 
 
Belcher Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
1. Belcher Mound Marker
Inscription. A Caddo mound and village dating between approximately 1450 & 1650 A.D. were located northeast of Belcher. The mound consisted of a series of platforms that contained houses or meeting places for the village leaders. The houses were burned periodically and capped with earth. The site probably was occupied when the DeSoto Expedition crossed Caddo lands in 1542.
 
Erected by Red River Crossroads Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 45.058′ N, 93° 49.97′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Gray Street (State Highway 3049) north of Louisiana Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belcher Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ruben V. Glassell House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First State Bank of Belcher (about 400 feet away); Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (approx. mile away); Cedar Bluff Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lynn Plantation
Belcher Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
2. Belcher Mound Marker
View to north along Gray Street
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Hughes House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Oil City (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
 
Also see . . .  Belcher Mound Site - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Back Side of Belcher Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. Back Side of Belcher Mound Marker
View to south along Gray Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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