Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears (HM6H1)

Location: Calhoun, GA 30701 Gordon County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 32.446', W 84° 54.58'

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The New Echota Treaty of 1835 relinquished Cherokee Indian claims to lands east of the Mississippi River. The majority of the Cherokee people considered the treaty fraudulent and refused to leave their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee. 7,000 Federal and State troops were ordered into the Cherokee Nation to forcibly evict the Indians. On May 26, 1838, the roundup began. Over 15,000 Cherokees were forced from their homes at gunpoint and imprisoned in stockades until removal to the west could take place. 2,700 left by boat in June 1838, but, due to many deaths and sickness, removal was suspended until cooler weather. Most of the remaining 13,000 Cherokees left by wagon, horseback, or on foot during October and November, 1838, on an 800 mile route through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. They arrived in what is now eastern Oklahoma during January, February, and March, 1839. Disease, exposure, and starvation may have claimed as many as 4,000 Cherokee lives during the course of capture, imprisonment, and removal. The ordeal has become known as the Trail of Tears.
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HM NumberHM6H1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Trail of Tears series.
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Marker Number064-33
Year Placed1989
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 691821 N 3824102
Decimal Degrees34.54076667, -84.90966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.446', W 84° 54.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 26.76" N, 84° 54' 34.80" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1415-1663 GA-225, Calhoun GA 30701, US
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