The Trail of Tears - Roswell, GA
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N 34° 00.349 W 084° 20.936
16S E 744836 N 3765970
Quick Description: One of eight plaques mounted to boulder in honor of The Cherokee Nation and in remembrance of ”The Trail of tears”. Located in the Riverside Park on Riverside Rd, Roswell, Ga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2014 1:14:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMM5HR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

The Trail of Tears

In 1838, the majority of the Cherokees, approximately 12,000, were forced onto the “Trail of tears”. Only about 8,000 made it to the new Cherokee Nation - what is now called Tehlequah, Oklahoma. After being imprisoned for several months in the stockades, many of the Cherokee died or became ill from disease, exposure and malnutrition. The Cherokees oversaw all their own removal, forming detachments along the 800 mile journey to the West. It was the harshest of winters and disease was rampant; food and shelter scares. “The soldiers came and took us from our home. They first surrounded our house and they took the mare while we were it work in the fields and they drove us out of doors and did not permit us to take anything with us, not even a second change of clothes. They … drove us off to a fort that was built at New Echota.” – Oo-loo-cha, widow of Sweetwater.

Dedicated on July 19, 2014
Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society

Explore more:
Roswell Historical Society: Roswell Cherokee Memorial
Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Trail of Tears
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: None

Date: 7/19/2014

Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society

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