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The Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal, Selmer, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member krsmith2
N 35° 11.332 W 088° 36.800
16S E 353113 N 3895179
Quick Description: The journey of the Cherokee through this area, in the fall of 1838.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2013 2:48:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMHKY6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal

1838

A group of approximately 660 Cherokees traveled through McNairy County in late fall of 1838. Also called Bell's Treaty Party, it was the only detachment to be accompanied by the military. Escorted by U.S. Army Lt. Edward Deas and Cherokee leader John Bell, the party followed the Old Stage Road to Purdy, where Deas purchased supplies on November 14, 1838. From Purdy to Bethel Springs to Rose Creek, the route closely followed present-day Highway 64. their 89-day journey ended on January 7, 1839, just inside the Cherokee Nation's border, west of Evansville, Arkansas.
Marker Name: The Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal 1838

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 4C 40

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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