Near New Houlka in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Hernando de Soto
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1541.
Location. 34° 2.406′ N, 88° 52.951′ W. Marker is near New Houlka, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 243.3), 0.2 miles north of County Road 413, on the left when traveling north. 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 8 other markers are Chickasaw Agency (approx. 1.9 miles away); Monroe Mission Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Colbert's Last Homesite (approx. 2.6 miles away); Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Archaeology Determines the Age of Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 2.6 miles away); De Soto's Expedition (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Houlka.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 29, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.