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Near Edom in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cherokee Chief Bowles

 
 
Cherokee Chief Bowles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, May 11, 2010
1. Cherokee Chief Bowles Marker
Inscription.
On this site the
Cherokee Chief
Bowles
was killed on July 16, 1839 while leading 800 Indians of various tribes in battle against 500 Texans. The last engagement between Cherokees and whites in Texas.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 11383.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 24.489′ N, 95° 30.596′ W. Marker is near Edom, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker can be reached from Jett Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ben Wheeler TX 75754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Harmony Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); County Line Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wood-Verner Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of C.W. Morris Cotton Gin (approx. 6.2 miles away); John Crane (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cherokee Exodus from Texas (approx. 7.2 miles away); Yarborough House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hubbard Family Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edom.
 
More about this marker.
Cherokee Chief Bowles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, May 11, 2010
2. Cherokee Chief Bowles Marker
The marker is located in a clearing off Jett Lane. It is not accessible by car. To get to the marker's location, exit State Highway 64 north on County Road 4923. Follow signs about 2.5 miles to marker. Look for spray-painted and printed signs. There doesn't appear to be many official signs that pointed to the marker's location.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers in Chandler, Texas mentioning Chief Bowles.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tragedy of Chief Bowles. An article by Bob Bowman, with links to additional information. (Submitted on June 8, 2010.) 

2. 1936 Texas Centennial Markers. This site is a good resource site regarding the 1936 Texas Centennial historical markers. (Submitted on July 22, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Battle of the Neches clearing and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, May 11, 2010
3. Battle of the Neches clearing and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,625 times since then and 384 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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