"Trail of Tears" Historical

"Trail of Tears" Historical (HM1UGI)

Location: Conway, AR 72034 Faulkner County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.236', W 92° 32.696'

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After Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, May 28, 1830, the Government forceably relocated about 60,000 Indians from the southeastern U.S. to what is now Oklahoma. This included the five (5) civilized tribes Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole.

When Andrew Jackson ran for president in 1828, he pledged to move the Indians west of the Mississippi River. After removal became law, the government proceeded to relocate the Indians.

Some traveled overland and others by water. Many suffered severe hardships.

About 14,000 Cherokees were relocated with 4,000 deaths occurring. The grief from their loved one's deaths, the hardships, and deprivations, made their trek westward indeed a "Trail of Tears".
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Year Placed1989
Placed ByConway Chamber of Commerce, Faulkner County Historical Society, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 541473 N 3884663
Decimal Degrees35.10393333, -92.54493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.236', W 92° 32.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 14.16" N, 92° 32' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6598 Hwy 319 W, Conway AR 72034, US
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