Bell's Route Trail of Tears Memphis-Lincoln Co.-Chattanooga - Fayetteville TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 35° 09.068 W 086° 34.145
16S E 539249 N 3889888
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2020 4:17:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM139WK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Bell's Route Trail of Tears Memphis-Lincoln Co.-Chattanooga--
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.
Lieutenant Edward Deas, escorted one of the last groups to be removed (the “so called treaty party”) along the route known as the “Bell’s Route” named for Mr. John Bell a Cherokee who traveled with the group.

During the late October and early November 1838, the group passed through Lincoln County and Fayetteville on their way to Oklahoma. Lt. Deas purchased various supplies from the local farmers and merchants. Many of the people who began the long journey to Oklahoma perished along the trail which came to be known as “The Bell’s Route of the Trail of Tears.”
Routes: Bell Route

Address if available:
Elk Avenue South
on the grounds of the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Fayetteville, TN USA
37334


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