Batesville Mounds

The Batesville Mounds, a designated Mississippi Landmark and a destination on the Mississippi Mound Trail, has been described as “one of the most important prehistoric ceremonial sites in Mississippi.”  The Batesville Mounds were believed to be inhabited by the Early to Middle Woodland Indians between 500 BCE and 100 CE.  The Ancient Native Americans seem to have lived at the North and South Village sites and used the six mounds (A, B, C, D, E, and the McCarter mound to the North) for ceremonial purposes.

 

Things to do at the Mounds: 

  • View the Mounds!  Mound C, a conical mound, is considered to be the best preserved mound.  Mound B, a rectangular platform mound, is also well preserved.

  • Trek the Trails!  Over 1.5 miles of paved and natural trails can be covered at the site.  Many thanks to the hard word of Boy Scout Troop 478 of Panola County.

  • Watch for Wildlife!  With over 80 acres of natural park, all kinds of flora and fauna may be observed.

  • Watch the Trains!  The park is bordered on the east by a railroad track that uses the same railroad bed originally laid in the mid-1800s.  Interested in old transportation routes?  In addition to the Tallahatchie River to the north, portions of the now sunken public road west of the mounds are believed to have followed the old Stagecoach Road.

Location:
515 Highway 35N
Batesville, MS 38606