Chickasaw Agency

Chickasaw Agency (HM1LEJ)

Location: New Houlka, MS 38850 Chickasaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.878', W 88° 53.757'

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The United States agents to the Chickasaws lived from 1802 to 1825 west of here on the Old Natchez Trace.
     That Americans could peacefully travel the road through Indian lands was due in large measure to the agents. Their efforts to preserve harmony included such thankless tasks as collecting debts, recovering stolen horses, removing trespassers and capturing fugitives.
     Winters were lonely, but spring and summer brought thousands of "Kaintucks" on the long journey from Natchez to their Ohio Valley homes. Many expected the agency to supply medicine or food or just a good nights rest.
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 324931 N 3765399
Decimal Degrees34.01463333, -88.89595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.878', W 88° 53.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 52.68" N, 88° 53' 45.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, New Houlka MS 38850, US
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