Cherokee Indian Removal

Cherokee Indian Removal (HMOK0)

Location: Fort Payne, AL 35967 Dekalb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 26.345', W 85° 43.333'

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Under the provisions of the Cherokee Removal Act of 1830, a log stockade was built, "Two hundred yards Northeast of Big Spring." The spring supplied abundant water for the Cherokees, the soldiers and livestock. Fort Payne was used as both an interment camp and a removal fort. It was built by Capt. James H. Rogers on a site chosen by Capt. John G. Payne. Rogers and 22 soldiers began construction of the fort on April 13, 1838 and remained until the departure of the last group of Cherokees on October 3rd. This group of 1,103 was conducted to Indian Territory by Cherokee leader John Benge. Alabama remains the home of many Cherokee Indians today.
HM NumberHMOK0
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Alabama Indian Affairs Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 617393 N 3811582
Decimal Degrees34.43908333, -85.72221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.345', W 85° 43.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 20.70" N, 85° 43' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 503 Logan St SE, Fort Payne AL 35967, US
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