Drane Overland RouteEarly in the 1800's gold was found from Virginia to Alabama including a rich belt on Cherokee Indian land in what is now Dahlonega, GA.causing a huge influx of miners and a land grab by new settlers. Pressure and greed from politicians led to the removal of Indians from their homeland by force, fraudulent treaties, and settler hostilities. The U.S. Government sanctioned forced removal by passing the Indian Removal Act of 1830 affecting Cherokee from AL, GA, FL, MS, TN and the Carolina's.
|Series||This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series|
|Placed By||Sponsored by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission and Attotga Funded by the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 522995 N 3839138|
|Decimal Degrees||34.69400000, -86.74893333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 41.64', W 86° 44.936'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 41' 38.40" N, 86° 44' 56.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 43-99 Front St, Madison AL 35758, US|
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