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Near Carthage in Leake County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Red Dog Road

 
 
Red Dog Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
1. Red Dog Road Marker
Inscription. The road to your left, running to Canton, Mississippi, was opened in 1834 and named for Choctaw Indian Chief Ofahoma or Red Dog. Like other Choctaw, he had accepted the way of his European neighbors and had become a farmer.
     Chief Ofahoma signed the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek September 27, 1830, by which the tribe agreed to leave this area and move to Oklahoma. Nearby is the city of Ofahoma.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.293′ N, 89° 41.319′ W. Marker is near Carthage, Mississippi, in Leake County. Marker is at the intersection of Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 140) and Red Dog Road, on the left when traveling north on Natchez Trace Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage MS 39051, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robinson Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Meet the Beaver (approx. 5.1 miles away); Southern Pines (approx. 10.9 miles away); Choctaw Boundary (approx. 10.9 miles away); Pearl River (approx. 16.4 miles away); Tupelo–Baldcypress Swamp (approx. 17 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Red Dog Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
2. Red Dog Road Marker
Red Dog Road behind the marker
 Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.) 
 
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View to South from Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
3. View to South from Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker is on right (west) side of parkway
Intersection of Natchez Trace Parkway and Red Dog Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
4. Intersection of Natchez Trace Parkway and Red Dog Road
View to northwest
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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