Waterloo in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Trail of Tears
One party of 1,070 Cherokees traveled overland from Ross' Landing in Tennessee due to low water in the upper river. Following the general route of U.S. Hwy. 72 to Florence, they arrived here July 10, 1838, in miserable condition after a 23~day journey.
About 17,000 Cherokees were driven from their homeland in the southern Appalachian Mtns. Most traveled by land through Tennessee and on to Oklahoma. Great suffering and about 4,000 deaths occurred along the trail, especially during the winter of 1838-39.
Erected by the Alabama Waterfowl Association Alabama Historical Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 34° 54.597′ N, 88° 3.818′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Along the Riverbank of the Tennessee River at Waterloo, Al. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo AL 35677, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Edith Newman Culver (approx. ¼ mile away); Waterloo (approx. half a mile away); Colbert's Stand (approx. 8.4 miles away); George Colbert Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Colbert Ferry (approx. 8.5 miles away); Wilson's Headquarters and Camp (approx. 9.2 miles away); Rock Spring (approx. 9.7 miles away); Tiny Jewels of the Air (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterloo.
Also see . . .
1. HISTORICAL DOCUMENT May 6, 1997 Alabama Waterfowl Association TRAIL OF TEARS DESIGNATION. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Trail of Tears Commemorate Motorcycle Ride. From Chattanooga to Waterloo (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
3. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Cherokee Indian Removal. (Submitted on July 15, 2011, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events •
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