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Fitzhugh Mounds

Fitzhugh Mounds
Plate XXXIX Ancient Works in Madison Parish, La
Fitzhugh Mounds is located in Louisiana
Fitzhugh Mounds
Fitzhugh Mounds
Location within Louisiana today
Country  USA
Region Madison Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Mound, Louisiana
Culture Plaquemine culture
First occupied 700 CE
Period Fitzhugh Phase
Abandoned 1541
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Fitzhugh Mounds is an archaeological site in Madison Parish, Louisiana from the Plaquemine\Mississippian period dating to approximnately 1200–1541 CE.[1] It is the type site for the Fitzhugh Phase(1350-1500) of the Tensas Basin Plaquemine Mississippian chronology.


  • Description 1
  • Location 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The site was once an impressive seven-mound complex, with four of the platform mounds surrounding a central plaza. The site is first mentioned in E. G. Squier and E. H. Davis' Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley in 1848.[2]

The largest mound at the site, at 30 feet (9.1 m) in height, was bulldozed and carted away to use as fill during the construction of Interstate 20. Other of the mounds have been extensively plowed by local farmers and only two of the original seven mounds remain. Mound B is 10 feet (3.0 m) in height. Mound D serves as an active historic cemetery and is approximately 4 feet (1.2 m) in height.[1]


The site is located on La 602 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of its junction with I-20.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana:Fitzhugh Mounds". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^  

External links

  • Pictures of Fitzhugh Mounds
  • Fitzhugh Mounds at
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