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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ceremonial Indian Mound

 
 
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August 14, 2015
1. Ceremonial Indian Mound Marker
Inscription. One of a group of mounds probably constructed about A.D. 1000 during the Cole Creek culture period. Surrounded by a large village area, such mounds served as foundations for sacred buildings and as platforms for the chief to address the tribesmen. This aboriginal mound was used in the 19th century as an officers cemetery for the Baton Rouge Post and Arsenal.
 
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
 
Location. 30° 27.497′ N, 91° 11.094′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Capitol Lake Drive west of Capitol Access Road (Louisiana Highway 3045), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Arsenal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) (here, next to this marker); In Honor of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Arsenal (about 400 feet away); Arsenal Museum (about 600 feet away);
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August 14, 2015
2. Ceremonial Indian Mound Marker
Louisiana State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Weiss House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capitol Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Ceremonial Indian Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
3. Ceremonial Indian Mound Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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