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Bayou Cocodrie
National Wildlife Refuge

Byerley House Museum

CJ Walker

Crescent Plantation

Cushy Alpacas

Delta Music Museum

Delta Airlines Beginnings

Flag Plaza

Frogmore  Plantation

Golfing

Grants Canal

Hermoine Museum

Jerry Lee Lewis Home Tour

Lake Bruin State Park

Lake Concordia

Lake Providence

Lake St. John

Louisiana Cotton Museum

Mississippi River

Poverty Point Historical Site

Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge

Thomas Jason Lingo
Community Center 

Transylvania

Underground Railroad Marker

Winter Quarters

What Else We've Got:

Okra Salt Domes | Agriculture | Hiking | Wildlife  | Ancient Mounds | Festivals | Much More!

There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe until they have seen the things we have in this country.

- Will Rogers

Poverty Point 
State Historic Site

6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, Louisiana 71266
Telephone: 318-926-5492 or 888-926-5492

Email: povertypoint@crt.state.la.us

Where it is: 15 miles west of highway US 65 on the banks of Bayou Macon in West Carroll Parish, near Epps. 

What it is:  This may be the earliest civilized site in North America, and is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds on the continent, with artifacts dating to 1000-2000 B.C. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C., and a museum and guided tours interpret a native culture that once flourished on this site. Tram runs daily. Telephone: 1-888-926-5492.

This is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country and maybe the most spectacular and best preserved in the world.Poverty Point State Historical Site - near Epps, in northeast Louisiana

Ancient Mounds Older than Egyptian Pyramids

Indians first built mounds in Louisiana in 4000 B.C., making them among the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Louisiana has mounds older than the pyramids in Mexico and South America, older than Stonehenge in England and older than the earliest pyramids in Egypt.

Mounds are found throughout Louisiana, but are most concentrated in northeastern and central Louisiana. 

Archaeologists from around the world have used Louisiana's mound sites to better understand ancient hunter-gatherer societies.

With more than 15,000 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, Louisiana delivers a unique opportunity to learn about some of the world's first peoples. Each fall, the Louisiana Division of Archaeology hosts a Louisiana Archaeology Week featuring special lectures, leading experts, exhibits, and more. Visitors may also want to request a copy of the "Ancient Mound Sites of Louisiana," brochure from the Louisiana Division of Archaeology by calling (225) 342-8170 or via email at archaeology@crt.state.la.us.

For more information on these ancient mound sites contact Andrea Arnold at Williams Creative Group via email andrea@williamscreativegroup.com or by telephone at (318) 227-1515.

Directions from I-20: Take the Delhi exit and travel north on LA Hwy  17, turn east on LA 134 and north on LA 577.


LINKS graphicLinks to even more information about Poverty Point

Poverty Point Mapping Project  -  http://www.tulane.edu/~kidder/Poverty%20Point/PPMaprpt.html

http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ipvertypt.aspx

Events held at Poverty Point: http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/calendar/sportsman.htm


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Parishes >  East Carroll  West Carroll  Madison   Tensas  Concordia

Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.
114 North Cedar Street
Tallulah, Louisiana  71282-3811
Telephone:  318-574-2465

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