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White Oak in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cherokee Trace

 
 
Cherokee Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Cherokee Trace Marker
Inscription.  In 1821 near this site, Cherokee Indians blazed a trail from near Nacogdoches, Texas, to their home reservation at White River, Ark. They slashed trees, cleared path, planted "Cherokee" roses, and established camps at springs.

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 AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, Texas Independence.
 
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

Cherokee Trace Marker in front of Dairy Queen. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Cherokee Trace Marker in front of Dairy Queen.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Oak Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); White Oak Independent School District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Point Pleasant (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rosedale Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Foshee Family Homestead (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dr. E. L. and Nannie Lewis Walker House (approx. 4.9 miles away); John Ben Shepperd (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gladewater (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Oak.
 
The view east along the former trace. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. The view east along the former trace.
 
 
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 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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