Emerald Mound and Village Site
Emerald Mounds and Village Site
Overview from the south
|Location||Northwest of the junction of Emerald Mound Grange and Midgley Neiss Rd., Lebanon, Illinois|
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|Area||145 acres (59 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||71001026|
|Added to NRHP||October 26, 1971|
The Emerald Mound and Village Site (Emerald Site) is a pre-Columbian archaeological site located northwest of the junction of Emerald Mound Grange and Midgley Neiss Roads in St. Clair County, Illinois. The site includes five mounds, two of which have been destroyed by modern activity, and the remains of a village. Middle Mississippian peoples inhabited the village, which was a satellite village of Cahokia. The largest of the mounds is a two-tiered structure that stands 50 feet (15 m) high; its square base is 300 feet (91 m) across, while its upper tier is 150 feet (46 m) across. At the time of its discovery, the mound was the second-largest known in Illinois after Monks Mound at Cahokia.
- Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Reed, Nelson A. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Emerald Mound and Village Site. National Park Service, 1969-09-12.
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