Davis' Point Encampment
— September 20, 1838 —Some 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. Enroute 39 recorded deaths occurred. This tragic event became known as the "Trail of Death". The Potawatomi camped here at Davis' Point, named after Henry Davis, who occupied this site in 1838. This memorial is in honor of all the Potawatomi who suffered during this period of history.
|Series||This marker is part of the Potawatomi - Trail of Death series|
|Placed By||Boy Scout Andy Chase (Eagle Award)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 424109 N 4433441|
|Decimal Degrees||40.04780000, -87.88968333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 2.868', W 87° 53.381'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 2' 52.08" N, 87° 53' 22.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2601-2699 Catlin Homer Rd, Fairmount IL 61841, US|
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