Near Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung
—Potawatomi - Trail of Death —
Where treaties were signed
which transferred the
from this territory to land
in the West
Here soldiers camped with
one thousand Indians on
the removal of the last of the
Pottawattomies in 1838
Erected 1922 by Manitou Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Rochester, Indiana.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
Location. 41° 6.343′ N, 86° 13.226′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Old US Highway 31 north of County Route E 350 N, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester IN 46975, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Road (here, next to this marker); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Polke House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fulton County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joaquin Miller (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . .
1. 2003 Commemorative Caravan::. (Courtesy of Official Web-Site "Potawatomi - Trail of Death Association" Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana.) This article has photos of the marker, the "2003 Trail of Death Commemorative Caaravan", and other details.
2. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" (Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana) is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links.
3. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel.
4. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. (Courtesy:: Mr. Foley) - A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 927 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.