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Plymouth in Marshall County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

 
 
Trail of Death Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
1. Trail of Death Marker
Inscription. Two miles east, on north bank of Twin Lakes, some 800 Potawatomi Indians were collected in August 1838 and forced to begin their long march to new homes in the West. Many perished on the way.
 
Erected 1949 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 50.1949.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.166′ N, 86° 24.432′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Indiana, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of West 12th (Indiana Route 17) and Hiawatha on West 12th. Click for map. The marker is located on the south side of State Route 17 where it bends from being Sycamore (north-south) bends west and become State Route 17 as West 12th (east-west). Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth IN 46563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Menominee (approx. 2.4 miles away); Potawatomi Indian Village (approx. 2.4 miles away); Honor Roll - Marshall County Indiana (approx. 5.7 miles away); Replica of The Statue of Liberty (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Meeting of Marshall County (approx. 5.8 miles away); Historic Crossroads of America / The Lincoln Highway (approx. 5.9 miles away); Taber Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Roberts Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
Marker at curve and junction of State Route 17. Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
2. Marker at curve and junction of State Route 17.

 
Also see . . .  Potawatomi Trail of Death March. Website includes short narative history and four-state map. (Submitted on September 6, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Looking east down West 12th, the route of the Trail of Death Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
3. Looking east down West 12th, the route of the Trail of Death
Twin Lakes, north shore, where the trail begins. Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
4. Twin Lakes, north shore, where the trail begins.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,358 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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