Long King Village

Long King's Village, the middle village of three such communities established by the Coushatta Indian tribe along the Trinity River in the first half of the 1800s, could appropriately be called the headquarters of the Coushattas in Texas. The village was at the junction of Tempe Creek and Long King Creek, about three miles north of the Trinity River in what is now Polk County. At this substantial village lived Long King, the chief above all other Coushatta chiefs. Trails radiated out from Long King's Village into the surrounding region, and the village was an important hub of activity in the Big Thicket in East Texas. The high ground on both sides of the Trinity River at the village site provided a short bottomland crossing for Long King's Trace through this area. Later the site where the trace crossed the Trinity was selected for the construction of the dam that formed what is now Lake Livingston.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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