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Managed By: Icon Here TRAILS OF TEARS
Description:
To Waymark of all the Trail Of Tears Markers.
Across the 2,200 miles and 9 States.
After Congress passed the Indian Removal Act,
May 28, 1830,
the government forceably relocated about
60,000 Indians from the southeastern
U.S. to what is now Oklahoma.
This included the Five (5) Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw and Seminole.
When Andrew Jackson ran for President in 1828, he pledged to move the Indians west of the Mississippi River.
Expanded Description:
Waymarks should be one that is along the Trails of Tears.
Or a Marker that is dedicated to the Trail of Tears.

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates
the removal of the Cherokee and the
paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward.
Today the trail encompasses about 2,200
miles of land and water routes, and traverses portions of nine states.

Examples:
New Chota, Georgia

This rebuilt capital of the Cherokee Nation, off
Interstate 75 near the Tennessee border, features
reconstructed buildings, including a typical Cherokee
house, a museum and a monument.

Red Clay State Historical Park, Tennessee

The Cherokee tribal government met at this site, off
Interstate 75 near the Georgia border, between
1832 and 1838. The site features a rebuilt council house, lodges, a museum,
the Cherokee eternal flame and the "Blue Hole," a natural spring.

Fort Payne, Alabama

This army encampment, off Interstate 59 near the
Georgia border, was used as a removal site and
internment camp for about 900 Cherokees in July 1838.
A chimney from the original fort still stands.

Cherokee, North Carolina

This Cherokee reservation, off U. S. 29 west of
Ashville, N. C., is the capital for the Cherokees who
escaped the Trail of Tears. It features a
heritage museum and arts and crafts.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The graves of Whitepath, a Cherokee chief, and Fly
Smith, a historical Cherokee figure, are maintained
here, off Interstate 29 near the Tennessee border.
the men died in 1838 during the overland trek from Tennessee to Oklahoma.

Trail of Tears State Park, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

A ferry that was used to take the Cherokees across the
Mississippi River - and a portion of the
actual trail - are included in this park's
archaeological site off Interstate 55 near Jackson, Missouri.

Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas

This frontier post, located off Interstate 40 in Fort
Smith, was established in 1817 to keep the
peace between Osage and Cherokee Indians. The
trail passed by the site, which was used as a resting area.

This is just a few of the Major ones,there are many others on and off the Trail.

Here is a GIS interactive Map of the Trails.
NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAILS
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Collect good coordinates with your GPS.
Place a good image of the Marker as your default image.
No copyrighted images unless they are your own.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Images preferred.
If you can't supply an image give a good log of the adventure you had while there.
Make sure to include enough to verify your visit.
Images are a very welcome part of the log and help in proving your visit.
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Trail of TearsChoctaw Removal -- Talimena National Scenic Byway Visitor Center, Talihina OK

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The exhibit on the Choctaw tribe's removal along the Trail of Tears at the Talimena National Scenic Byway Visitor Center in Talihina, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Trail of TearsA New Home in the West -- Talimena National Scenic Byway, Leflore Co. OK

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A 1970s-era interpretive sign about the Choctaw tribe's removal o the Trail of Tears at the AR-Choctaw Nation boundary along the Talimena Scenic Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Trail of TearsFort Smith-Ft. Towson Military Road -- Talimena Scenic Byway, Leflore Co. OK

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The 1832 Fort Smith-Ft. Towson Military Road was used to remove the Choctaws to Indian Territory on the Trail of Tears. Today this tragic route is a historic site on the Talimena Scenic Byway, Leflore Co. OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Trail of TearsSeminole Trail of Tears - Wewoka, OK

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The story of the Seminole Nation is a sad, but victorious story of hardship, perseverance and achievement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears Bell Removal Route - near Lawrenceburg, TN

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A motorcycle ride along the original trail provided the impetus to create this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/27/2017

last visited: 8/3/2017

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Trail of Tears - Bell Removal Route is in Old Stone Bridge Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/26/2017

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsCherokee Dead - Brownsville, IL

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Marker for the Cherokee buried here, unmarked before and unnamed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/6/2017

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsSurviving the Trail of Tears - Lawrenceburg, TN

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Memorial in the form of a mural

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/29/2017

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsThey Passed This Way - Pea Ridge NMP - Garfield, AR

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Located at drive tour stop one in the Pea Ridge National Military Park. A short walk will take you to a spot where the trail is still visible.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/8/2016

last visited: 9/19/2016

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Trail of TearsBelmont and the Trail of Tears

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The John Benge detachment, with some 1100 Cherokee heading west toward Indian Territory, arrived at this spot in mid-November 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trailhound1

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/3/2016

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsIndian Removals Memorial - Quinsippi Island Park, Quincy, IL

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A bronze plaque on a boulder in the park commemorating the Indian Removals that occurred in 1838, originating in Indiana and passing through Quincy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/14/2016

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Sangamon Crossing, Decatur (Argenta), IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Sidney, IL

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One of many similar markers commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans from Illinois in the 1830's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi Trail of Death Camp - Keytesville, MO

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Another camp site on the long Trail of Death of the Potawatomi

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/17/2016

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears, Rixey, Arkansas

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I spotted this Trail of Tears sign in the sparsely inhabited berg of Rixey, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/11/2016

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears Scenic Overlook, Fort Smith National Historic Site

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This scenic overlook adjacent to the original Fort Smith on Fort Smith National Historic Site looks into the original treaty established Indian Territory. Andrew Jackson, while President, launched his attack on the Indian nations from Ft Smith

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: Arkansas

date approved: 12/11/2015

last visited: 6/3/2016

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - Park Hill, OK

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This marker stands at the Cherokee Heritage Center, which has been designated by the National park Service as the western boundary of the Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/25/2015

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsPassing Through Murfreesboro - Stones River National Battlefield, TN

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2 days in the Trail of a terrible trek

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/19/2015

last visited: 9/17/2016

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Trail of TearsTrail Of Tears - Original Route - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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The Cherokee were transported by train to Chattanooga Railway Terminus, and then marched 3.3 miles, to the Water Route embarkation point at the 'End of Section' of Trail of Tears, Located at Ross Landing, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/23/2015

last visited: 8/2/2017

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - The Passage - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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The 'Memorial Passage' terminates with steps at Ross Landing, which was designated as one of the three official places of departure, for the removal of the Cherokee by ship, known as the Water Route, down the Tennessee, Ohio, & Mississippi Rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/20/2015

last visited: 6/13/2012

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - Ross Landing - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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Ross Landing, was designated as one of the three official places of departure, for the removal of the Cherokee, by ship, down the Tennessee River, to the Mississippi & beyond. Ross Landing is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: 6/13/2012

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - National historic trail - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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The Cherokee were transported by train to Chattanooga Railway Terminal, and then marched 3.3 miles, along this section of the 'National Historic Trail' to the Ross's Landing, to board a steamship, for the rest of their journey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/15/2015

last visited: 8/2/2017

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Trail of TearsOld Military Road - Rural Baxter County, Arkansas

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This small metal marker is in the extreme northwestern corner of the Hart Cemetery - near the junction of Baxter County Roads 69 and 55 in rural Baxter County, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/13/2015

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsChickashaw Heritage Park -- Memphis TN

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Memphis TN was an important stop for Choctaw, Chickashaw, and Cherokee Indians as they were being removed from their home lands and relocated to the Oklahoma Indian territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/25/2015

last visited: 3/8/2015

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Trail of TearsNatchitoches Indians -- Natchitoches LA

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A small sign on a gate between historic buildings downtown starts local Indian tribes on the Trail of Tears

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 2/14/2015

last visited: 12/29/2014

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