"Farewell to our native land"

"Farewell to our native land" (HMQFG)

Location: Birchwood, TN 37308 Meigs County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 24.423', W 85° 0.383'

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In addition to losing their land to the American government, many Cherokees fell prey to robbers and thieves who operated near the camps and along the roads leading west.

"We are now about to take our final leave and kind farewell to our native land the country that the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that Country that gave us birth...we know that it is a laborious undertaking, but with firm resolutions we think we will be able to accomplish it, if the white citizens will permit us, but since we have been on our march many of us have been stopped and our horses taken from our Teams for the payment of unjust and just Demands.... Our property has been stolen from us by white men and no means given us to pay our debts..." - George Hicks [Ninth Detachment], Mouse Creek, November 4, 1838
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HM NumberHMQFG
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 681027 N 3920010
Decimal Degrees35.40705000, -85.00638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 24.423', W 85° 0.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 24' 25.38" N, 85° 0' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9690 Blythe Ferry Lane, Birchwood TN 37308, US
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