Mississippi Mound TrailThe 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.
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|Placed By||Mississippi Department of Archives and History|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 648666 N 3448185|
|Decimal Degrees||31.15823333, -91.44023333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 9.494', W 91° 26.414'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 9' 29.64" N, 91° 26' 24.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11100-11568 MS-24, Woodville MS 39669, US|
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