Memphis-Lincoln Co.-ChattanoogaDuring 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 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 Route of the Trail of Tears."
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 539249 N 3889888|
|Decimal Degrees||35.15113333, -86.56908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 9.068', W 86° 34.145'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 9' 4.08" N, 86° 34' 8.7" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-210 Market St E, Fayetteville TN 37334, US|
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