Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Old Town Creek
Near here, in 1795, the Chickasaw defeated the Creeks in a battle, described by Andrew Jackson as, “when the whole Creek Nation came to destroy your towns ... a few hundred Chickasaw aided by a few whites chased them back to their nation, killing the best of their warriors and covering the rest with shame.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 34° 18.256′ N, 88° 43.457′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 263.9) north of U.S. 78. Click for map. Marker is located at the Old Town Overlook turnoff from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, Natchez Trace at Lee County (a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw Village Site (approx. 2 miles away); The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Battle of Tupelo (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Tupelo (approx. 3.5 miles away); Elvis Presley and Tupelo (approx. 3.5 miles away); Shake Rag Community (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tupelo.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 28, 2015.)
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