Emerald Mound - Natchez Trace Parkway

Emerald Mound is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 10.3.

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Emerald Mound - Natchez Trace Parkway

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This is the second largest Indian Temple Mound in the United States. It was built and used between 1300 and 1600 A.D. by the forerunners of the Natchez Indians. These Indians used a natural hill as a base, which they reshaped by trimming the top and filling the sides to form a great primary platform, 770 feet long, 435 feet wide and 35 feet high. At the west end still stands a 30 foot secondary mound once topped by a ceremonial structure.

Exit the Natchez Trace Parkway at Mississippi Highway 553 (milepost 10.3) and go west one mile.

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  • Approximate time to explore site: 10-30 minutes
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  • Latitude: 31.6354166
    Longitude: -91.24765
    Elevation (approximate): 351 feet
    Milepost: 10.3
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