Near Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Potawatomi Trail of Death
—24 - 26 September, 1838 —
Sponsors: Hanson Engineers, Springfield Meyer Material, McHenry
Erected 1993 by Boy Scout Ryan Berg (Eagle Award).
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
Location. 39° 55.867′ N, 88° 47.293′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunbar Road and Caleb Road, on the left when traveling south on Dunbar Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62521, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorton's Trading Post (here, next to this marker); Music Please, Maestro (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Transfer House (approx. 10.7 miles away); Lincoln's Legacy (approx. 10.7 miles away); Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Railsplitter Candidate Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 10.8 miles away); Choosing a President (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Decatur.
Also see . . .
1. 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 20, 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 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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.