Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Chucalissa Indian Town

Marker ID: THC 4E 55
Location: U.S. 61, Shelby County, at Mitchell Road
County: Shelby
Waymark: None


The site of an ancient ceremonial center which flourished from 1000-1600 A.D. It may have been one of the towns visited by DeSoto when he first saw the Mississippi River in 1541. It was part of a highly developed agricultural province which DeSoto called Quiz Quiz and the place where he built boats with which to cross the Mississippi River.