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Kimball in Marion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chiaha

 
 
Chiaha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, May 4, 2010
1. Chiaha Marker
Inscription. To the south, in the Tennessee River, is Burns' Island, formerly known as Lowery's Island. Here, at the Creek town of Chiaha, DeSoto camped June 5 to 28, 1540, while two scouts were sent north 30 leagues in search of gold. Here the Spaniards first found fenced villages. When they left, 500 carriers were furnished them.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B-3.)
 
Location. 35° 2.488′ N, 85° 41.349′ W. Marker is in Kimball, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 64/72 0.1 miles north of Interstate 24, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. There is a small gravel pull off to park at in front of the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bean-Roulston Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); Fort McCook (approx. 1.7 miles away); James Thomas Fitz-Gerald, Jr. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Christmas Night Shootout (approx. 2.2 miles away); Birthplace of Jobyna Lancaster Ralston-Arlen (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Will Cummings Highway
Chiaha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, May 4, 2010
2. Chiaha Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Betsy Pack (approx. 4.3 miles away); The TVA System of Multipurpose Dams (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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