Used by Sam Houston, friend of the Cherokees, on his move to Texas; by David Crockett, other soldiers of the Texas Revolution, and thousands of immigrants.
After June 1839, when Texas settlers drove the Cherokees out of the state, the Indians departed over this trail; others traveled it for years thereafter.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9939.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1839.
Location. 32° 31.215′ N, 94° 51.668′ W. Marker is in White Oak, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and South White Oak Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 US-80, White Oak TX 75693, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.