Long Tom Trace

By: Howard N. Martin

Type: General Entry

Published: March 1, 1995

Long Tom Trace, a trail named for a Coushatta Indian chief, extended northward from Long King's Village on Long King Creek in western Polk County, crossed Long Tom Creek, and continued to the Coushatta Trace at a point west of the site of present Moscow. A major purpose of this trail was to provide a route from Long King's Village to campsites and hunting grounds near Long Tom Creek. During times of high water in Long King Creek or generally boggy conditions in the valley of this creek, Long Tom Trace also served as an alternate route between Long King's Village and Peach Tree Village in northwestern Tyler County.

  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Trails and Traces

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Howard N. Martin, “Long Tom Trace,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/long-tom-trace.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995