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Near Cherokee in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chickasaw Indian Agency

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
1. Chickasaw Indian Agency Marker
Inscription.  was moved by Benjamin Smith from Pontotoc, Miss. in 1825 to this site, known as Bennkhinnah, where it remained until 1837. Bennkhinnah Post Office, established at the Agency in 1829, was renamed Newport in 1837. In 1856 with D. C. Oates as postmaster, it was moved to Cherokee, Ala.

Benjamin Reynolds replaced Smith as Indian Agent in 1830. From this Agency he worked with Indian leaders arranging for the removal of the Chickasaw nation from Alabama and Mississippi in 1837.
 
Erected 1982 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 46.707′ N, 87° 55.664′ W. Marker is near Cherokee, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on Mulberry Lane 0.4 miles east of Moody Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee AL 35616, 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. History of Cherokee (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Skirmish at The Barton Cemetery / Civil War Skirmishes at Barton
Chickasaw Indian Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
2. Chickasaw Indian Agency Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Trace Travelers (approx. 4 miles away); A Chickasaw Planter (approx. 4.1 miles away); Chickasaw Hospitality (approx. 4.1 miles away); Colbert's Stand (approx. 4.1 miles away); George Colbert Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Colbert Ferry (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 27, 2021