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

Transylvania Mounds

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Transylvania Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Transylvania Mounds Marker
Inscription. Transylvania once had up to 12 mounds. Only 6 are visible now. The mounds were rectangular in shape with flat tops prior to being altered in historic times. The largest is nearly 34 feet tall. It is in the center of the site and overlooks 2 plaza areas. 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° 41.202′ N, 91° 12.103′ W. Marker is near Transylvania, Louisiana, in East Carroll Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 581 and Mound Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 581. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Transylvania LA 71286, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Julice Mound (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roosevelt (approx. 8.1 miles away); Grant's Canal (approx. 8 miles away); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 8 miles away); Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 8 miles away);
One of the mounds can be seen under the metal building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. One of the mounds can be seen under the metal building.
Soldiers' Rest (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lake Providence Confederate Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away); Poverty Point State Historic Site (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Transylvania Mounds.

A smaller marker below this one warns:
This archeological site is on private property,
Please view the site from the highway right-of-way.
NO
TRESPASSSING

 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana. Map shows location of existing mounds. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Wikipedia article on Transylvania Mounds. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
View of marker at intersection of LA-581 & Mound Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View of marker at intersection of LA-581 & Mound Road
View of marker looking west on LA-581. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. View of marker looking west on LA-581.
View of marker and mound in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
5. View of marker and mound in background.
Map showing Transylvania Mounds image. Click for full size.
By State of Louisiana
6. Map showing Transylvania Mounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6. submitted on October 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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