Pocahontas Indian Mound

This rectangular platform mound, 175 feet across at the base and about 22 feet high, was built and used during the Mississippian period, between A.D. 1,000 and 1,300.  Remains of a mud-plastered log-post building have been found atop the mound.  This structure was used as a ceremonial temple or as the residence of a chief.  An extensive former village area surrounds the mound.  The site has been incorporated in to a road side park and is open to the public free of charge.  It is located on U.S. Highway 49 at the town of Pocahontas, about 9 miles north of the Jackson, Mississippi, interchange of U.S. 49 and I-220.

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