“Walk in their Footsteps”The area surrounding the Cedartown Big Springs was first inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The land was prized for its abundance of sparkling spring water and shade-providing cedar trees. The Cherokee people lived here peacefully until May 26, 1838 when militia men began their forced round up as part of the 1830 Indian Removal Act. Eighty soldiers set up a military post here, on this very land, creating Camp Cedar Town. More than 200 Cherokee - men, women, and children - were captured during a month's time. Soldiers used the camp as a place to hold the Cherokee captive until they were forced to travel to deportation camps in Tennessee and later, further west. Because of this, the land where you now stand plays a significant role in the Trail of Tears. On this ground, the Cherokee people wept, mourning the loss of the land they loved and the lives lost along this trail paved with tears.
|Placed By||This marker made possible by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society – “with you through life” and the Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 660795 N 3765125|
|Decimal Degrees||34.01445000, -85.25861667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 0.867', W 85° 15.517'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 0' 52.02" N, 85° 15' 31.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||770, 706, 678|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 115 Spring Dr, Cedartown GA 30125, US|
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