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Williamsport in Warren County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

 

—Old Town Park - - Williamsport —

 
Trail of Death Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, July 4, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. About 850 Potawatomi Indians camped here near Williamsport September 14, 1838. Two deaths occurred in the evening. Three chiefs were transported in a jail wagon because they refused to leave their beloved homeland in Indiana.
 
Erected 1996 by Phil High ("Eagle" project - Boy Scout Troop 344).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 16.849′ N, 87° 16.953′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Indiana, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Located in "Old Town Park" which is in the South/East section of current Williamsport, Indiana (the "Old Williamsport" part of town.). Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport IN 47993, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warren County Patriots (approx. 0.8 miles away); Williamsport - Warren County (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of Heroes 1861 - 1865 (approx. 1.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Attica & Covington Canal Skirmish (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 1.8 miles away); Italianate Style House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Attica’s Carnegie Library (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, July 4, 2010
2. Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Official Web Site - - "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" : :. Williamsport "Old Town Park" visited by the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association". (Submitted on July 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Looking North - - Trail of Death Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, July 4, 2010
3. Looking North - - Trail of Death Marker
Click photo to see the marker in the lower middle.
Looking South - - Trail of Death Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, July 4, 2010
4. Looking South - - Trail of Death Marker
Looking West - - Trail of Death Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, July 4, 2010
5. Looking West - - Trail of Death Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 773 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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