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Near Alto in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Neches Indian Village

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
1. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
Inscription. Here at the opening of the 18th century stood a village of the Neches Indians. Their name was given to the river and later to a mission, San Francisco de Los Neches, established near by. With the Cherokees, the Neches Indians were expelled from Texas in 1839.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6860.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 35.599′ N, 95° 9.095′ W. Marker is near Alto, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Same location as Mound Prairie history marker. Marker is in this post office area: Alto TX 75925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mound Prairie (here, next to this marker); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas (approx. 5.9 miles away); Chief Bowles' Last Homesite (approx. 7.2 miles away); Homer-Alto Road (approx. 11.8 miles away); Mt. Hope Cemetery
Site of Neches Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
2. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
(approx. 11.8 miles away); Site of Tassie Belle and Star and Crescent Iron Ore Furnaces (approx. 12.9 miles away); Ratcliff CCC Camp (approx. 13.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alto.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansNotable PlacesWars, US Indian
 
Site of Neches Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
3. Site of Neches Indian Village Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,062 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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