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Ridgeland in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Choctaw Agency

 
 
Choctaw Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Choctaw Agency Marker
Inscription. U.S. agents like Silas Dinsmoor lived among the Choctaw and represented their interests while implementing U.S. policy. His duties included surveying and preventing illegal settlement on Choctaw land. He also encouraged the Choctaw to be more dependent on modern farming practices. He was tasked to collect tribal debts owed to American companies and insure that the Choctaw were paid for land ceded to the U.S. The agency moved four times to stay within the shrinking boundaries of the Choctaw Nation. It was located here, along the Natchez Trace, from 1807 until just after the Treaty of Doak’s Stand in 1820.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.828′ N, 90° 9.199′ W. Marker is in Ridgeland, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 100.7), half a mile west of Interstate 55, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeland MS 39157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Trace (approx. 3.8 miles away); Boyd Site (approx.
Choctaw Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Choctaw Agency Marker
Natchez Trace Parkway in background
5.2 miles away); West Florida Boundary (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm (approx. 6˝ miles away); Malaco Records (approx. 6.6 miles away); Osburn Stand (approx. 6.6 miles away); Cassandra Wilson (approx. 6.9 miles away); Union Battery Position (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 

2. Silas Dinsmoor - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
 
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Choctaw Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Choctaw Agency Marker
Natchez Trace Parkway in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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