Potawatomi Trail of Death

Potawatomi Trail of Death (HMLQI)

Location: New Berlin, IL 62670 Sangamon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.916', W 89° 46.766'

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McCoys Mill Encampment

— Sept 4 - Nov 4, 1838 —

Trail of Death
Sept 4 - Nov 4, 1838
McCoys Mill

During a drought, 850 Potawatomi Indians were force-marched more than 600 miles from Indiana to Kansas. 40 died, mostly children.

After a 17 mile march from the Sangamon River camp and through Springfield, they camped at McCoy's Mill near here.

The Potawatomi left Sept 29, 1838 for Island Grove 2 miles west of Berlin.

Erected by
Rainbow Dancers
Pow Wow Committee
Clayville Folk Arts Guild
Series This marker is part of the Potawatomi - Trail of Death series
Year Placed1995
Placed ByRainbow Dancers, Pow Wow Committee, Clayville Folk Arts Guild
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 261978 N 4407250
Decimal Degrees39.78193333, -89.77943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.916', W 89° 46.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 54.96" N, 89° 46' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6575-6699 Old Jacksonville Rd, New Berlin IL 62670, US
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