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Indian Trail Crossing
COORDS: N 32° 05' 46"
                W 88° 10' 08"

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  This plaque is located about 3 miles east of Butler, Alabama on Highway 10.
  Both sides of the plaque are identical. It reads:

  "The Choctaw Indians who were led by the famed Chief Pushmataha, who was born in 1761, died in 1821 in Washington D.C., and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery, crossed here for their east-west travel. The westernmost encampment of the Choctaw Tribe located in the area now known as Choctaw County, Alabama, was in the vicinity of the present-day village which bears the chief's name. Their easternmost encampment in the same area was at Tuscahoma on the west bank of the Tombigbee River."

Erected by the Bicentennial Commission
of Choctaw County, 1978

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