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City of Overton
1200 S. Commerce
Phone: 903-834-3171



U.S. Post Office
115 S. Rusk
Overton, TX
Phone: 903-834-3641


Choctaw Nation
Texas Band of Choctaw Indians
Overton is the headquarters of the Texas Band of Choctaw Indians a small group of Native Americans whose population lay principally between Overton and Troup. A second community was formed in 1881 by John Martin Thompson, William C. Thompson andWoody Jones in Trinity County near Centralia. The tribe has a current membership of 176 and is seeking Federal Recognition as a distinct tribe. The Texas Choctaws, also referred to as Yowani Choctaws by the Republic of Texas, was a party to the treaty of February 23, 1836 between the Cherokees and Twelve Associated Tribes and the Republic of Texas. The band has also been involved in numerous suits over land claims in 1871-1875, 1914, 1920-21, 1948 and 1963. Additionally there were a number of suits regardingChoctaw citizenship in Oklahoma from Texas Choctaw descendants, including William C. Thompson et al vs. Choctaw Nation and William Starr Jones, et al vs. Choctaw Nation.


Tribal Cemetery Links page for Texas Band of Choctaw Indians.


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