Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Pinson Mounds

Marker ID: THC 4D 12
Location: U.S. 45 at Ozier Rd, Pinson, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 29.423    W 088° 43.198
  35.49038333    -88.71996666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM13E4


Built between 1 and 500 A.D. by pre-historic Indians, this complex of over a dozen mounds contains the oldest flat-topped, ceremonial mounds in America. Religious ceremonies were conducted on the tops of these mounds, the tallest of which is over 70 feet high. Several smaller burial mounds and a circular earthwork are also present. The site was occupied only on ceremonial occasions.