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Emerald Mound Site

Stanton, Mississippi
County of Adams.
Natchez Trace Parkway
National Register Number: 88002618
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Religion - church related residence. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MS-4 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Part of Natchez Trace NHP: http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/feature/emerald.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 20, 1989):
Emerald Mound is a late Mississippian Period archeological site (1200-1730 AD) which represents the dynamic adaptability of people who lived along the lower Mississippi River and who were infuenced by the complex temple-building societies from the north. It is an earthwork second only in size within the U.S. to Monks Mound at Cahokia, Illinois. Its builders were horticulturalists and hunter-gatherers who were probably organized into villages and provinces.

The landmark is in good condition.

No recent actions have taken place related to the landmark.

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