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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Mound in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fitzhugh Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Fitzhugh Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
1. Fitzhugh Mound Marker
Inscription. Fitzhugh once had 7 mounds and a linear earthen ridge leading to the site from the west. Now only 2 mounds remain. The largest is square with a flat top. It is 10 feet tall and 150 by 150 feet at the base. The smaller mound is 4 feet tall and 200 feet in diameter at its circular base. Indians built the mounds around AD 1400.
 
Erected by State of Louisiana.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 19.247′ N, 91° 4.822′ W. Marker is near Mound, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 602 and Busby Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 602. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: LA-602, Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 5.3 miles away); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 5.3 miles away); Crescent Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); Battle of Millikenís Bend (approx. 8Ĺ miles away); Schicker Mound
What is left of the 2 mounds are in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
2. What is left of the 2 mounds are in the background.
(approx. 8.6 miles away); Skirmish at Richmond (approx. 8.6 miles away); Burning of Richmond (approx. 8.6 miles away); Williams' Canal – 1862 (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Fitzhugh Mounds. Only two mounds remain (Md. B and Md. D); the other mounds and causeway have been plowed extensively and are no longer visible. One of the remaining mounds (Md. B) is 10 feet tall; the other (Md. D) is just under 4 feet high and serves as an active historic cemetery. (See map)

A smaller marker below this one warns:
This archaeological site is on private property,
Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.

NO
TRESPASSING

 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Fitzhugh Mounds. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Fitzhugh Mounds. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
Map showing mound locations. image. Click for full size.
By State of Louisiana
3. Map showing mound locations.
Originally, at least four mounds formed a plaza, and two of them had ramps that led to their summits. The largest mound was almost 30 feet tall. A 3-foot-high causeway 75 feet wide extended west about 2,700 feet from one of the mounds; that mound was later used for fill to build Interstate 20.
View of area looking towards Busby Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
4. View of area looking towards Busby Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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