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

Site of the Delaware Indian Village

 
 
Site of the Delaware Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Site of the Delaware Indian Village Marker
Inscription.  Noted as interpreters and messengers of peace, the Delawares were chiefly instrumental in bringing other tribes to the General Treaty at Bird's Fort (in the present county of Tarrant) in 1843.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6646.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 31° 38.244′ N, 95° 5.438′ W. Marker is near Alto, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on State Highway 21, 1.4 miles west of Marcus Street (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alto TX 75925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Lacy's Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Alto, World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx.
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1.4 miles away); Stella Salmon Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Robert F. Mitchell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chief Bowles' Last Homesite (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alto.
 
Also see . . .  Delaware Indians - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Site of the Delaware Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Site of the Delaware Indian Village Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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