Near Gordonsburg in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Lands of the Chickasaw
When the Indians ceded land to the United States in the early 1800's, the Natchez Trace became a boundary. The land behind you became government property under an 1805 treaty. In 1816 the tribe ceded a much larger tract including the land in front of you.
Eventually the Chickasaws left their homeland. In 1837 the government removed them to Indian Territory in Oklahoma over the tragic “Trail of Tears.”
Despite the dissolution of their lands, the Chickasaws evolved a unique culture based on the American model. As hunting ranges shrank, they became farmers. The Chickasaws established their own schools, courts, and legislature. During the Civil War the tribe joined the Confederacy.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 38.496′ N, 87° 22.451′ W. Marker is near Gordonsburg, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 397.4), 6 miles north of Columbia Touch for map. Marker is located at the Old Trace turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Hampshire TN 38461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stands on the Old Trace (approx. 3 miles away); Tobacco Farm - Old Trace (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 3.7 miles away); Tennessee Tobacco Farm (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Well Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 22, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on June 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.