Potawatomi Trail of Death

Potawatomi Trail of Death (HMM6P)

Location: Sadorus, IL 61872 Champaign County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.016', W 88° 20.966'

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Sadorus's Grove Encampment

— September 22, 1838 —

Over 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed from near Plymouth, Indiana by U. S. And Indiana Officials and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. This historic event was named the "Trail of Death" after the tragic occurrence of 39 recorded deaths. Though no deaths occurred on this day, 3 men were discharged and jailed for drunkenness. This memorial is in honor of all the Potawatomi who suffered during this period of removal.
HM NumberHMM6P
Series This marker is part of the Potawatomi - Trail of Death series
Year Placed1993
Placed ByBoy Scout John Housman (Eagle Award)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 384755 N 4424958
Decimal Degrees39.96693333, -88.34943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.016', W 88° 20.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 0.96" N, 88° 20' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 County Rd 19, Sadorus IL 61872, US
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