Saturday, February 2, 2008
Emerald Mound - Natchez, Mississippi
This astounding Native American ceremonial mound is located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway outside of Natchez, Mississippi.
One of the largest "Indian mounds" in the eastern United States, Emerald Mound is believed to be more than 600 years old. It covers more than 8 acres and is topped by several smaller mounds.
Now protected by the National Park Service, the mound is one of the many historic points of interest along the Natchez Trace. If you would like to read more and see additional photographs, just go to www.exploresouthernhistory.com and look for the "Natchez Trace Parkway" heading.