“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chandler in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Cherokee Exodus from Texas

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Photographed By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
1. Cherokee Exodus From Texas Marker

Driven from Eastern states by white settlers, Cherokee Indians migrated to the East Texas area, becoming established by 1820. In 1822, they unsuccessfully sought title to their land from Mexico.

The years following were ones of an increasingly uneasy truce for both Texans and Cherokees. In 1839, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Republic of Texas president, sent orders for the tribe to leave Texas.

In July 15-16 battle northwest of here, two Texans and eighteen Indians, including Chief Bowles (aged 81), were killed. The remaining Indians retreated into what is now Oklahoma.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10349.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 32° 18.632′ N, 95° 28.144′ W. Marker is in Chandler, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker is on State Highway 31, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of Chandler City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 State Hwy 31, Chandler TX 75758, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yarborough House (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Crane (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Major John Dean House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rock Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); County Line Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wood-Verner Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Smith County (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chandler.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers are related to the Cherokee Exodus.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 3, 2023