Potawatomi Trail of Death

Potawatomi Trail of Death (HMLPV)

Location: Fairmount, IL 61841 Vermilion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.868', W 87° 53.381'

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Davis' Point Encampment

— September 20, 1838 —

Some 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. Enroute 39 recorded deaths occurred. This tragic event became known as the "Trail of Death". The Potawatomi camped here at Davis' Point, named after Henry Davis, who occupied this site in 1838. This memorial is in honor of all the Potawatomi who suffered during this period of history.
Series This marker is part of the Potawatomi - Trail of Death series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByBoy Scout Andy Chase (Eagle Award)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 424109 N 4433441
Decimal Degrees40.04780000, -87.88968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.868', W 87° 53.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 52.08" N, 87° 53' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2601-2699 Catlin Homer Rd, Fairmount IL 61841, US
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