Poverty Point National Monument | MOUND C

Mound C at Poverty Point National Monument

Mound C at Poverty Point National Monument

WALKING TOUR STOP 20

DRIVING TOUR STOP 11

Mound C

Mound C is the last stop on both the walking and driving tours of Poverty Point National Monument. It is located on the Plaza, and it is the only earthwork located on the Plaza. It appears to be two long and narrow mounds side by side, but that’s because in modern times a road was built through the middle of it; the road no longer exists.

As it stands today, Mound C is six feet tall, 260 feet long, and 80 feet wide. However, it was wider when built. Part of the mound (width) fell into Bayou Maçon as it gradually widen over the thousands of years since the Poverty Point settlement was established in 1650 BC.

A road once passed through Mound C at Poverty Point National Monument

A road once passed through Mound C at Poverty Point National Monument

When done at Stop 20 / 11, just walk or drive back to the Visitor Center via the park road.


Walking Tour Menu

Stop 19: Ridge 1 North | Walking Tour Main Page

Driving Tour Menu

Stop 10: North Ridges | Driving Tour Main Page


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Last updated on November 8, 2022
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