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

Chickasaw Agency

 
 
Chickasaw Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Chickasaw Agency Marker
Inscription.  The United States agents to the Chickasaws lived from 1802 to 1825 west of here on the Old Natchez Trace.
     That Americans could peacefully travel the road through Indian lands was due in large measure to the agents. Their efforts to preserve harmony included such thankless tasks as collecting debts, recovering stolen horses, removing trespassers and capturing fugitives.
     Winters were lonely, but spring and summer brought thousands of “Kaintucks” on the long journey from Natchez to their Ohio Valley homes. Many expected the agency to supply medicine or food or just a good nights rest.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 34° 0.878′ N, 88° 53.757′ W. Marker is near New Houlka, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 241.4), 1.6 miles south of County Road
Chickasaw Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Chickasaw Agency Marker
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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 within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hernando de Soto (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Colbert's Last Homesite (approx. 3.3 miles away); Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); De Soto's Expedition (approx. 3.3 miles away); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); Archaeology Determines the Age of Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); Monroe Mission Station (approx. 4.2 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.) 
 
Chickasaw Agency Turnout on the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Chickasaw Agency Turnout on the Natchez Trace Parkway
View to the south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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