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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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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - Bridgeport, Alabama

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Located at the Historic Dual Railroad Tennessee River Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Alabama

date approved: 12/18/2021

last visited: never

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This Trail of Tears marker is located on US Highway 72 just south of the Tennessee/Alabama border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/16/2008

last visited: 7/25/2019

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Trail of TearsBell Removal Route - Monteagle, Tennessee

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Located on the intersection of Mainstreet, Fairmont Avenue and Dixie Lee Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/18/2021

last visited: never

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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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Located on the river front in Ross's Landing Park in Chatanooga, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 9/23/2013

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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 - 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 - 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 Tears1838 Cherokee Removal & Trail of Tears - Chattanooga TN

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In 1838, the U.S. Government removed more than 16,000 Cherokee and other tribes from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia, and sent them to the territory known today as Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: 10/29/2021

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Trail of TearsJohn Ross House - Rossville, Georgia

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This two-story log house, built in 1797, was the residence of Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross and is located at Lake and Spring in Rossville, Georgia. This house is where Chief John Ross fought the relocation, and ultimately, set off to Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Georgia

date approved: 5/27/2018

last visited: 8/27/2007

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Trail of TearsFort Cumming

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A marker about a fort that was used to enact the Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/28/2007

last visited: 8/27/2007

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Trail of TearsChimney - All that's left of Fort Payne

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The Benge Route of the Trail of Tears started in a stockade at this location, the original Fort Payne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Alabama

date approved: 6/13/2007

last visited: 7/3/2014

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Trail of TearsMemorial at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Catoosa County, Georgia

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Located on GA 2 east of US 41 at Tiger Creek in Catoosa County, Georgia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman

location: Georgia

date approved: 11/22/2007

last visited: 5/25/2014

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Trail of TearsHistoric Marker in Fort Payne, AL

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John Benge Route started in this town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Alabama

date approved: 6/13/2007

last visited: never

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A group of Cherokees camped near here on their forced march west.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Alabama

date approved: 10/7/2007

last visited: 10/11/2009

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Cardwell Mountain Trail of Tears

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Better Half

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/26/2007

last visited: 10/26/2021

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Trail of TearsCherokee Removal Memorial Park ~ Meigs County Tennessee

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Cherokee Removal Memorial Park in Meigs County Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/26/2007

last visited: 3/19/2021

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Trail of TearsBlythe Ferry, Tennessee

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This marker at Blythe Ferry describes the forced extraction of the Indian peoples. Some descriptions of their condition and treatment at the Tennessee River crossing is included. A park near this marker has been dedicated to their memory.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member PrognosticatingPedologist

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/26/2007

last visited: 11/1/2011

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears - Bell Removal Route - Fayetteville, TN

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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: 3/22/2018

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Trail of TearsBell's Route Trail of Tears Memphis-Lincoln Co.-Chattanooga - Fayetteville TN

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During 1837 and 1838, a forced removal plan of the native people was implemented consisting of the removal of the tribal people of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: 10/29/2021

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It began here at the National Capital of the Cherokee Nation

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman

location: Georgia

date approved: 11/18/2007

last visited: 9/16/2022

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears Marker at New Echota

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Marker at New Echota Site

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman

location: Georgia

date approved: 11/18/2007

last visited: 9/16/2022

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Kiuka War Trace (later Black Fox Trail) Here in 1838 the Trail of Tears crossed the Tennessee Valley from Blythes Ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Better Half

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/2/2007

last visited: 9/9/2011

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Trail of TearsMajor Ridge House/ Chieftain's Museum

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One of the signers of the treaty agreeing to the removal of the Cherokee nation, Major Ridge owned a plantation and river ferry near what is now Rome, Georgia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member queenofthehill

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 10/5/2019

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Trail of TearsChief John Ross Memorial Bridge

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A fancy new pedestrian footbridge over the Oostanaula River, near the site of Chief John Ross's home. Ross was chief of the Cherokee at the time of the Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member queenofthehill

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 10/3/2018

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