Ingomar Mounds

Driving North on Union County road 96, you look east, and you see it in the distance.  It looks like a group of trees.  But it's more than that.  MUCH more.  THIS IS THE SITE OF INGOMAR MOUNDS!  This Middle Woodland Mound Site has been dated to approximately 2,200 years ago.  It is the oldest documented man-made site in Union County.  The Smithsonian archaeologists excavated the site in the middle 1880s, creating the map (below) and taking hundreds of objects for its permanent collection.  A selection of those objects is on loan from the Smithsonian to the Union County Heritage Museum and are currently on exhibit.  Annually events are held for students and adults at the 63 acre Mound site, that is owned by the non-profit Archaeological Conservancy. For tours and information contact the museum.  The site opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

Directions to Ingomar Mounds

From U.S. Hwy. 78/Miss. Hwy. 15 interchange (Exit 64),
Travel south (toward Pontotoc) on Miss. Hwy. 15 for approximately 5 miles to Union County Road 96 on right,
Turn right onto Union County Road 96,
Travel west approximately two miles on Union County Road 96,
Union County Road 96 makes sharp right angle turn to the right (north),
Continue on Union County Road 96 and Ingomar Indian Mound will be visible in open field to the right.

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