The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville

The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (HM270T)

Location: Jacksonville, AR 72076 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 51.133', W 92° 6.796'

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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

"The route which the Choctaws and Chickasaws will
travel, in emigrating to their new homes, is not yet, we
believe, fully determined on; but it is quite probable
that a large proportion of them will cross the Mississippi
at Helena, and White river at the Mouth of Cache,
and proceed on the Memphis Road in the direction
of this place."
-Arkansas Gazette, February 23, 1831

A Passage to the West
Thousands of Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and
Muscogee Creek Indians passed by where you are
standing as they were forced from their ancestral lands
in the east and cross the hundreds of miles to Indian
Territory (modern-day Oklahoma). Hundreds would
die during the trek, and thousands of others would not
survive the hardships of establishing their new homes
Local settler Samson Gray, whose home stood
northeast of here, contracted with the United States
government to supply corn, beef and sait for the
displaced Native Americans, as well as oxen to pull
their wagons and fodder for their livestock.

"The vast and prodigious efforts made by the general government to rid the interior of our Union of the presence of Indian tribes, have made our State for the present, nothing but a thoroughfare, a theatre, for the march of these tribes to their new homes in the west."
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HM NumberHM270T
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
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Placed ByDepartment of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas State Parks, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 581062 N 3857013
Decimal Degrees34.85221667, -92.11326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.133', W 92° 6.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 7.9800000000002" N, 92° 6' 47.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-344 E Trickey Ln, Jacksonville AR 72076, US
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