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Houston in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County

 
 
Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2016
1. Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County Marker
Inscription. This monument marks the Natchez Trace through Chickasaw County. By the Treaty of Pontotoc in 1832, the Chickasaw Indians ceded to the United States their lands east of the Mississippi. In 1801-1802 the old Indian trail was converted into a wagon road and became known as the Natchez Trace. Over it from the older Southern states came our pioneer fathers to plant a new civilization. DeSoto crossed the trail in his march through the Lower South and fought and lost the Battle of Chicaca, near the town of Red Land.

Presented to the citizens of Houston and Chickasaw County by the Mississippi Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Feb. 23, 1917.


Here where the untaught savages hope
But dimly lit the paths he trod,
Diviner love and holier faith
Discern the very God.
 
Erected 1917 by Mississippi Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 33° 53.818′ N, 89° 0.001′ W. Marker is in Houston, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Jackson Street and E. Madison Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Jackson
Marker at Chickasaw County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2016
2. Marker at Chickasaw County Courthouse
Marker is at southwest corner of the courthouse grounds
Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the grounds of the Chickasaw County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Houston MS 38851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw County CSA Monument (a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinson Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bynum Mounds (approx. 3 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 9.7 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 10.1 miles away); De Soto's Expedition (approx. 11.8 miles away); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 11.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
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View to North Along N. Jackson Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2016
3. View to North Along N. Jackson Street
Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County Marker and Chickasaw County CSA Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2016
4. Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County Marker and Chickasaw County CSA Monument
Marker and monument at northeast corner of intersection of Jackson Street and Madison Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016.
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