Was Owl Creek the Town of Chicasa?Hernando De Soto landed in Florida at Tampa Bay in May, 1539. His army numbered around 800 Spaniards including two women. He also had 240 horses and several pigs. The expedition traveled through the Southeast to Texas and returned to the Mississippi River to float down to the Gulf of Mexico. Only about 300 Spaniards survived the four-year journey to reach Mexico in September of 1543.
|Placed By||United States Forest Service and Mississippi State University|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 322379 N 3770056|
|Decimal Degrees||34.05618333, -88.92451667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 3.371', W 88° 55.471'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 3' 22.26" N, 88° 55' 28.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1153-1185 Co Rd 413, New Houlka MS 38850, US|
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