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Near State Line City in Warren County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

 

—Gopher Hill Cemetery —

 
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. On September 15, 1838, about 860 Potawatomi Indians camped near here on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. They had to camp by a dirty stream. Two small children who died on the trek from Williamsport were buried at this camp.
 
Erected 1999 by Ken & Ilene Smith.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 11.121′ N, 87° 29.43′ W. Marker is near State Line City, Indiana, in Warren County. Marker is on County Route S 900 W north of County Route W 950 S, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: State Line IN 47982, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison's Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.2 miles away); Covington Carnegie Library (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fountain County Clerk's Building (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fountain County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Fountain County (Indiana) Court House (approx. 6 miles away); Covington - Indiana City Building
Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
2. Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Twentieth Century Functional Commercial Building (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in State Line City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Web Site - - "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" : :. Gopher Hill visited by the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association". (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Looking South - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
3. Looking South - - Trail of Death Marker
Looking North - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
4. Looking North - - Trail of Death Marker
Gopher Hill Cemetery (Established 1830) - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
5. Gopher Hill Cemetery (Established 1830) - Sign
Looking East - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
6. Looking East - - Trail of Death Marker
Long View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
7. Long View - - Trail of Death Marker
The marker can be seen in the photo to the upper right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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