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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Town Creek

 
 
Old Town Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Old Town Creek Marker
Inscription. In the early 1800's ordinary Americans could not be bothered with learning the names of Chickasaw villages on the Natchez Trace. One they called Old Town, and passed the name on to the stream running through this valley. It is one of the sources of the Tombigbee River, first called “River of the Chickasaw” and later the “Tombeckbe” by the French.
     Near here, in 1795, the Chickasaw defeated the Creeks in a battle, described by Andrew Jackson as, “when the whole Creek Nation came to destroy your towns ... a few hundred Chickasaw aided by a few whites chased them back to their nation, killing the best of their warriors and covering the rest with shame.”
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 18.256′ N, 88° 43.457′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 263.9) north of U.S. 78. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Old Town Overlook turnoff from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Old Town Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Old Town Creek Marker
as the crow flies. Natchez Trace at Lee County (a few steps from this marker); Tupelo Campaign: Pontotoc Road, July 13 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Harrisburg July 14 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Old Town Creek, July 15 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chickasaw Village Site (approx. 2 miles away); Carver School / Desegregation of Schools Across the South (approx. 2½ miles away); The Green Street Business District / Social Hub (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mayhorn Grocery (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 28, 2015.) 
 
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Old Town Creek Marker and D.A.R. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Old Town Creek Marker and D.A.R. Monument
Located at the Old Town Overlook turnoff
from the Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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