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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 marker, sponsored by the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy, is located outside the entrance of Mantle Rock Arch. This 215 acre property is located off Hwy 133 near Joy, Kentucky, in rural Livingston County.

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location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/17/2020

last visited: never

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This National Park Service / Trail of Tears Association marker is at the site of the former Berry's Ferry - a major crossing point of the Ohio River before the Civil War. Located at the end of Hwy 133 in rural Livingston County, Kentucky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/17/2020

last visited: never

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Trail of TearsImagine the Scene - rural Livingston County, Kentucky

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This National Park Service / Trail of Tears Association marker is at the site of the former Berry's Ferry - a major crossing point of the Ohio River before the Civil War. Located at the end of Hwy 133 in rural Livingston County, Kentucky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/17/2020

last visited: never

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Legend on tomb stone type marker in center of a small local cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2008

last visited: 11/13/2008

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Entrance stones to an old local cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/20/2008

last visited: 11/13/2008

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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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One of two totems in Vienna City Park dedicated to the Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/10/2009

last visited: 7/15/2012

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One of two totem poles in the Vienna City Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/10/2009

last visited: never

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A small commemorative park along this sad, sad, trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Kentucky

date approved: 6/6/2009

last visited: 5/31/2016

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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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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 TearsBusyhead Memorial, Trail of Tears State Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Bushyhead Memorial and grave of Princess Otahki, along with and burial ground for Cherokee Indians as they passed through this area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/11/2007

last visited: 8/25/2012

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Trail of TearsTrail of Tears Commemorative Park-Hopkinsville, KY

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A park to commemorate the tragic tragic Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/17/2007

last visited: 12/28/2018

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Trail of TearsWater Route to Indian Territory - New Madrid, Missouri

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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: 8/20/2018

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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: 8/18/2018

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Trail of TearsPort Royal State Historic Area-Adams, TN

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A way-stop along the Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/12/2007

last visited: 7/31/2016

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