A Remarkable Feat

A Remarkable Feat (HM221O)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 38.123', W 91° 14.869'

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Around 800 years ago, native peoples in this region began to transform a natural hill into what we call Emerald MoundThey followed a visionary plan and built this flat-topped sacred mound over perhaps 300 years. Covering eight acres, this remarkably engineered mound is the second largest mound structure in the United States.The large rectangular mound once held eight smaller mounds, three along each side of a long plaza plus one at each end. The Great Sun, a semi-divine chief, led from atop the largest of the eight mounds— more than 60 feet above where you are standing.Built along the ancient paths that became known as the Natchez Trace, Emerald Mound was an important ceremonial center for trade. ritual sporting contests, and social, political and spiritual events.
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HM NumberHM221O
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Date Added Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 666166 N 3501354
Decimal Degrees31.63538333, -91.24781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 38.123', W 91° 14.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 38' 7.3799999999999" N, 91° 14' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41-73 Emerald Mound Rd, Natchez MS 39120, US
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