Historic Crossing

Historic Crossing (HM1Y4G)

Location: Savannah, TN 38372 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 13.558', W 88° 15.431'

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Savannah stands at the junction of two major corridors- the north-south Tennessee River and the east-west road of Memphis. Savannah's secure, high ground and deep water made it an important port. For decades pioneers and area farmers found the water route faster and more economical than land travel. The road leading to the landing is still visible along the stone wall to your right. James Rudd operated the first ferry here in 1815. Over the next forty years thousands of westward emigrants and local travelers crossed the Tennessee River at Savannah.
In 1838, more than 600 Cherokees crossed here during the forced relocation of the Cherokee Nation to the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). The routes they used are collectiveley known as the nunahi-dunatlo-hilu-i- "trail where they cried."
HM NumberHM1Y4G
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Placed ByTrail of Tears National Historic Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 385593 N 3898826
Decimal Degrees35.22596667, -88.25718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 13.558', W 88° 15.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 13' 33.48" N, 88° 15' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Hogohegee Dr, Savannah TN 38372, US
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