Driven Up The Waters

Driven Up The Waters (HM20YM)

Location: Florence, AL 35633 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.443', W 87° 55.43'

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Natchez Trace Parkway

The Trail of Tears led groups of Cherokee up the Tennessee River here. The Cherokee are one of southeastern tribes who were relocated to Oklahoma due to the US Indian removal policy in the 1830s.

During removal, most Cherokee went by land, but thousands of others traveled aboard barges and steamboats. Diseases, bred in cramped unsanitary conditions, raised the misery of those already reeling from the loss of their homes, homeland, and most possessions.

After learning of shipboard hardships, Cherokee leaders organized future removals themselves, primarily over land.
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HM NumberHM20YM
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Placed ByNatchez Trace Parkway, 
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 415534 N 3855768
Decimal Degrees34.84071667, -87.92383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.443', W 87° 55.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 26.58" N, 87° 55' 25.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Florence AL 35633, US
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