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
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