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.)
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 of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Oak Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); White Oak Independent School District (approx.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.