Fort Butler and the Cherokee Removal of 1838In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokee perished during the forced relocation, which has become known as the Trail of Tears. This tragic episode of our history was a result of the 1832 Indian Removal Act, an official government policy to purge native nations from the eastern United States.
|Placed By||North Carolina Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 770147 N 3886601|
|Decimal Degrees||35.08603333, -84.03688333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 5.162', W 84° 2.213'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 5' 9.72" N, 84° 2' 12.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Railroad, Murphy NC 28906, US|
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