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Near Alto in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Neches Indian Village

 
 
Site of Neches Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
1. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
Inscription. Here at the opening of the 18th century stood a village of the Neches Indians. Their name was given to the river and later to a mission, San Francisco de Los Neches, established near by. With the Cherokees, the Neches Indians were expelled from Texas in 1839.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6860.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 31° 35.599′ N, 95° 9.095′ W. Marker was near Alto, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker was on State Highway 21, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Same location as Mound Prairie history marker. Marker was in this post office area: Alto TX 75925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mound Prairie (here, next to this marker); Zebulon Pike Campsite (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Lacy's Fort
Site of Neches Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
2. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of the Delaware Indian Village (approx. 4.7 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alto.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansNotable PlacesWars, US Indian
 
Site of Neches Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
3. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
Site of Neches Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
4. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
Note that you can no longer climb to the top of the mound and the marker once located on top of the mound has been removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   4. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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