Drane/Hood Overland RouteIn May 1838 soldiers, under the command of U.S. Army General Winfield Scott, began rounding up Cherokee Indians in this area who had refused to move to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. About 16,000 Cherokees were placed in stockades in Tennessee and Alabama until their removal. Roughly 3,000 were sent by boat down the Tennessee River and the rest were marched overland in the fall and winter of 1838-1839. This forced-removal under harsh conditions resulted in the deaths of about 4,000 Cherokees.
|Series||This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series|
|Placed By||The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission and ATTOTCA - Funded by the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 552111 N 3843879|
|Decimal Degrees||34.73568333, -86.43075000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 44.141', W 86° 25.845'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 44' 8.46" N, 86° 25' 50.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4441 Lee Highway, Florence Township AL 08554, US|
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