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[photo] Pocahontas Mound A
Photograph by Keith Baca, Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

This rectangular platform mound, 175 feet across at the base and about 22 feet high, was built and used during the Mississippian period, between 1000 and 1300 A.D. Remains of a mud-plastered log-post building have been found atop the mound. This structure was used as a ceremonial temple or as a residence of a chief. An extensive former village area surrounds the mound. The site has been incorporated into a roadside park.

On U.S. Highway 49 at the town of Pocahontas, about nine miles north of the Jackson, Mississippi, interchange of U.S. 49 and I-220. Open to the public daily dawn to dusk, free of charge.

 
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