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Lessley in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lessley Mound

Mississippi Mound Trail

 
 
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1. Lessley Mound Marker
Inscription. The Lessley site consists of one large, rectangular platform mound. Excavations in 2013 determined that the mound was built in two or more stages, beginning in the Late Coles Creek or Early Plaquemine Period, ca. AD 1100-1350. Based on excavated ceramic and stone artifacts, the mound was used until perhaps the mid-17th century. Post holes and burning on the surface underneath the mound indicate that people were using the site before the mound was constructed. The Lessley family graveyard in located on the summit.

Lower Plaque
This archaeological site is on private property. Please view from the pull-off area.
NO TRESPASSING
 
Erected by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Mound Trail marker series.
 
Location. 31° 9.494′ N, 91° 26.414′ W. Marker is in Lessley, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on State Highway 24 west of Pleasant Valley Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville MS 39669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith Creek Mounds (approx.
Lessley Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
August 4, 2016
2. Lessley Mound Marker
Side B - Map side.
4.6 miles away); Woodville Blues (approx. 9.2 miles away); Woodville (approx. 9.2 miles away); Wilkinson County War Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); William Grant Still (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fort Adams (approx. 9.2 miles away); Beth Israel Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Woodville Republican (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lessley Mound. Mississippi Mound Trail (Submitted on August 10, 2016.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
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3. Lessley Mound Marker QR code
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Lessley Mound Marker and Mound shown. image. Click for full size.
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4. Lessley Mound Marker and Mound shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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