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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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Instructions for Posting a Trail of Tears Waymark:
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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This stone and copper (?) marker marks the site of the last encampment along the Trail of Tears before the Indians were led across the Arkansas River to their new land.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/29/2013

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsSacred Tears, The Exit West, Tuscumbia, Alabama

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Spring Park is the site of a stopping point of the Cherokee nation on the way to Oklahoma as the Cherokee was gathered in Alabama. The people of Tuscumbia are fondly remembered by the Cherokee for their hospitality.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member the federation

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/30/2013

last visited: 8/30/2013

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Trail of TearsThey Passed This Way - New Madrid, Missouri

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Marker giving history of the Trail of Tears in New Madrid, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/7/2013

last visited: never

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Marker describing the water route of the Trail of Tears in New Madrid, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/7/2013

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsThe Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal 1838, Selmer, TN

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The history of the Cherokee's journey through this area in 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member krsmith2

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/21/2013

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsMuscogee Creek Council Oak -- Tulsa OK

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This Burr Oak marks the end of the Trail of Tears for the Muscogee Creek nation, who were removed from their homes in Georgia and Alabama in 1834, and marched to Indian Territory. They stopped under this oak and established a new home in 1836.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/21/2013

last visited: 3/9/2013

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Trail of TearsCaptain Atoka Historic Marker -- Atoka OK

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The historic marker recognizing Choctaw sub-chief Captain Atoka, a signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, stands on the grounds of the Atoka County Courthouse in downtown Atoka OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/20/2013

last visited: 3/20/2013

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears Drane Overland Route, Madison, Alabama

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Sanctioned forced removal by passing the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member krsmith2

location: Alabama

date approved: 12/9/2012

last visited: 11/14/2013

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Marker for the Trail of Tears

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: 3/9/2013

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears Rest Area - Anna, Illinois

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The southbound Trail of Tears Rest Area on Interstate 57, mile marker 32, is located near Anna, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/7/2012

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTatham Gap Rd. Part of the Trail of Tears

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Sign showing the end of the Tatham Gap Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paul-3

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/5/2012

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTatham Gap Rd-highest point. Part of Trail of Tears.

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High point of Tatham Gap Rd. El: 3645'

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paul-3

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/5/2012

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Homer, IL

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Plaque on a stone along County Route 1250 N, commemorating the Davis' Point Encampment of the Potawatomi Trail of Death From Indiana to Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/22/2011

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi - A Trail of Death marker - Catlin, IL

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Plaque on a stone next to the Catlin Heritage Museum, commemorating the Sandusky Point Encampment of the Potawatomi Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/22/2011

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTrail of Death 1838 marker - Danville, IL

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Plaque on a stone in Ellsworth Park, commemorating the first point of encampment in Illinois of the northern Potawatomi tribes during their forced relocation from Indiana to Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/22/2011

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTahlonteeskee - Oklahoma

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This monument tells the history of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 10/1/2011

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi Trail of Death cemetery marker - Monticello, IL

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Plaque on a stone in the Monticello City Cemetery, commemorating the victims of the Trail of Death buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2011

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsTrail of Death Pyatt's Point markers - Monticello, IL

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A pair of signs - wooden & metal - that mark the local encampment site for the Potawatomi Indians on their forced march from Indiana in 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2011

last visited: never

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A Marker chronicling the tribulations at Old Lewisville, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Geezer_Veazey

location: Arkansas

date approved: 7/2/2011

last visited: 7/2/2011

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - Mountain Home, Arkansas

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A historical marker documenting the Trail of Tears Route through Mountain Home.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Geezer_Veazey

location: Arkansas

date approved: 6/19/2011

last visited: 6/19/2011

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Trail of TearsJunaluska and Nicie Gravesite - Robbinsville, NC

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Junaluska Museum is located on Junaluska Rd in Robbinsville, NC

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/17/2011

last visited: 5/22/2008

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A marker on the Potawatomi Trail of Death, near Independence, MO. It is located on the Little Blue Trace hiking & bicylcing trail near highway M-78.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mapfan1

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/2/2010

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsSequoyah Birthplace Museum - Vonore, Tennessee

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The Sequoyah Birthplace museum is a stop on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GT.US

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/8/2010

last visited: never

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Trail of Death Marker, Quincy, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/5/2010

last visited: 12/15/2012

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Trail of TearsPotawatomi Trail of Death Marker, Riverton, Illinois.

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This marker commemorates wher the Potawatomi stayed on their march of death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/16/2010

last visited: 4/13/2010

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