Route of the Oregon Trail

Route of the Oregon Trail (HM1J8P)

Location: Westmoreland, KS 66549 Pottawatomie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.997', W 96° 24.352'

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Historians have estimated that between 250,000 and 300,000 emigrants used the Oregon Trail between 1840 and 1869. At least 30,000 emigrants died along the Oregon Trail, leaving an average of 15 graves for every mile of the trail. Disease, especially cholera, accidents and hardships took their toll; very few were killed by Indians. Most trail-side grave sites are unknown but road construction occasionally uncovers lonely emigrant graves. A monument nearby marks the grave of a child at the Scott Spring Oregon Trail camp site. Other graves have been found in the timbers.
HM NumberHM1J8P
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed BySylvia Galloway
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 723428 N 4362521
Decimal Degrees39.38328333, -96.40586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.997', W 96° 24.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 59.82" N, 96° 24' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 Rd to Oz Hwy, Westmoreland KS 66549, US
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