Bell Removal Route - Monteagle, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 35° 14.399 W 085° 49.720
16S E 606575 N 3900285
Located on the intersection of Mainstreet, Fairmont Avenue and Dixie Lee Avenue.
Waymark Code: WM15A2Z
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Marker Text:
On October 11, 1838, the last group of 650-700 treaty party Cherokees (so-called), led by conductor John A. Bell, also Cherokee, left Ft. Cass in Charleston, TN, headed for their new homes in the West. With them was U.S. Army LT. Edward Deas, military escort and disbursement officer. They were given rations in 5-day increments. From October 23-26, they were camped at "The Head of Battle Creek" (Martin Springs) and on the Cumberland Mountain in the Trussell Point Area. On the 26th, they were issued rations, and purchased corn and fodder from Benjamin Trussell for their 318 horses. They continued through present-day Monteagle, Sewanee, St. Mary's, and Cowan to Winchester, then followed the route of present-day Highway 64 to Memphis and then on to Arkansas. The group suffered 23 deaths, including 2 infants, on the 89-day, 707 mile journey. On Jan. 7, 1839, they arrived at Vineyard, AR, where they disbanded near the post office just West of present-day Evansville. In spite of removal, many Cherokee remain in Tennessee.
Routes: Bell Route

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