Near Shannon in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Chickasaw Council House
The chiefs and headmen met there to sign treaties or to establish tribal laws and policies. Each summer two or three thousand Indians camped nearby to receive the annual payments for lands they had sold to our Federal Government.
After the treaty of 1832, the last land was surrendered. The Council House disappeared, but its memory remains here in the names of a Mississippi County and town and went west with the Chickasaws as a county and village in Oklahoma.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 34° 8.343′ N, 88° 49.618′ W. Marker is near Shannon, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 251.1), half a mile south of Pontocola Road (County Road 506), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shannon MS 38868, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Belt (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tockshish Monroe Mission Station (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. 6 miles away); Hernando de Soto (approx. 7½ miles away); Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shannon.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 29, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.