Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears (HM1TJ)

Location: Spencer, TN 38585 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 35.24', W 85° 28.247'

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Circa 1838

On October 20, 1837, B. B. Cannon with a group of 365 treaty party Cherokees camped near here on their way to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Rainey's Turnpike crossed here at the old John Fleming farm and in 1838 was one route used for the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians known as the "Trail of Tears."
HM NumberHM1TJ
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Marker Number2C 19
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 638544 N 3939255
Decimal Degrees35.58733333, -85.47078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 35.24', W 85° 28.247'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 35' 14.40" N, 85° 28' 14.82" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3301-3311 Hwy 111, Spencer TN 38585, US
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