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Near New Houlka in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Colbert's Last Homesite

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
1. William Colbert's Last Homesite Marker
Inscription.  Born circa 1760, William Colbert was a notable Chickasaw warrior. He fought in the American Revolution and beside Piominko in the 1790s. George Washington appointed him a major general in 1795. In 1813, William helped the Americans fight the Red Stick Creeks and was a representative at the 1816 and 1818 treaty negotiations. In the early 1820s, William and his wife Ishtanaha moved two miles east of Owl Creek Mounds along the Chukatunkacha Creek. He died at home on May 30, 1824, dressed in this finest warrior clothing.
 
Erected 2020 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 34° 3.359′ N, 88° 55.394′ W. Marker is near New Houlka, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is on County Highway 413 0.3 miles east of County Highway 124, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the Owl Creek Archaeological Site in Tombigbee National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houlka MS 38850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
William Colbert's Last Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
2. William Colbert's Last Homesite Marker
8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owl Creek Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (about 400 feet away); Archaeology Determines the Age of Owl Creek Mounds (about 400 feet away); De Soto's Expedition (about 400 feet away); Hernando de Soto (approx. 2.6 miles away); Monroe Mission Station (approx. 3.2 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Houlka.
 
Also see . . .  General William Cooshemataha Pyaheggo (Chooshemataha) Colbert. (Submitted on August 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
William Colbert's Last Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
3. William Colbert's Last Homesite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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