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Near Homer in Champaign County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potawatomi Trail of Death

Davis’ Point Encampment

 

—September 20, 1838 —

 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1991 by Boy Scout Andy Chase (Eagle Award).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.868′ N, 87° 53.381′ W. Marker is near Homer, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is on County Route 1250 N west of County Route N 300 E, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. County Road 1250 N is a.k.a. Catlin Homer Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2633 Catlin Homer Road, Homer IL 61849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District / A Friend of Lincoln (approx. 2.5 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 3.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Forded Stony Creek
Wide View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
2. Wide View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood (approx. 5.3 miles away); Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 9.4 miles away); Vermilion County War Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Web Site - - "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" : :. Champaign County - Homer:: 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
Looking West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
3. Looking West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Looking North - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
4. Looking North - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,078 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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