Grand Village to be part of Indian mound trail

Published 5:42 pm Thursday, July 17, 2008

A proposed driving tour of Mississippi’s Indian mounds would stretch about 150 miles from Natchez to Winterville, located north of Greenville.

Most of the mounds along the trail are visible, or accessible, by U.S. Highway 61.

Jim Barnett, with the Mississippi Department of Archives History, says the anchors for the driving trail would be the museums at the Winterville Mounds and the Grand Village in Natchez.

Barnett says improvements would be made at both museums.

Barnett says $2 million for a study that would examine the project and planning for the museums would come from the Federal Highway Administration.

He says the trail project will be modeled after a similar project in Louisiana, which runs from Marksville to Poverty Point.