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

Little Bean's Cherokee Village

 
 
Little Bean's Cherokee Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
1. Little Bean's Cherokee Village Marker
Inscription.  In the winter of 1819-1820 Chief John Bowles led about sixty Cherokee families from Arkansas to East Texas. Near this site a small settlement of about six families was established by a Cherokee leader named Little Bean. They remained until 1839, when the Republic of Texas government forced the tribe to move to Oklahoma. The land later was opened to Anglo settlers. Early owners of the Indian village site were Reza J. Banks and Lewis Rogers. Little Bean, who died in 1839, is thought to be buried in the vicinity of the village.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6847.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 31° 48.869′ N, 95° 13.377′ W. Marker is near Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on U.S. 84, 0.2 miles west of Farm to Market Road 347, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rusk TX 75785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas State Railroad (approx. 2 miles away);
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Sheriff Bill Brunt Murder Site (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rusk (approx. 4 miles away); Site of Rusk Public School No. 2 for African Americans (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Training Camp (approx. 4.3 miles away); Site of Sam Houston Speeches (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old College Bell (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
 
Little Bean's Cherokee Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
2. Little Bean's Cherokee Village Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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