Johnson Cemetery Mounds - Mississippi Mound Trail - Tunica, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 34° 44.460 W 090° 22.000
15S E 741080 N 3847479
Quick Description: Located on Old US 61 south of Hollywood Road, Tunica
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2020 7:55:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM13GR3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
The Johnson Cemetery site currently consists of a single mound and associated village, but may originally have had a second mound. The existing mound is 12 feet high in height and was most likely pyramidal in shape, though its dimensions have suffered from erosion. Archaeologists have determined that the mound was built in stages by Native Americans during the Mississippi Period, ca. AD 1200-1600. Johnson Cemetery, a 20th-century African American cemetery, is located on the mound's summit.
Date Installed:: 2016

Organization that placed the object:: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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