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

The Trail of Death

 
 
The Trail of Death marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 19, 2008
1. The Trail of Death marker
Inscription. In 1838 a band of over 800 Potawatomi Indians were forcibly removed from their homeland in Northern Indiana and marched to Eastern Kansas. Many died along the trail during the two month trek. This mournful caravan traveled this road on September 14, 1838 and camped near Williamsport.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.286′ N, 87° 9.884′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Indiana, in Warren County. Marker is on East Independence Road near North 800 East, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. N. 800 E. is also known as 650 North due to converging of the two Counties of Warren and Fountain at Independence Road. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport IN 47993, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zachariah Cicott (approx. 0.9 miles away); Davis Township - Maysville (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Trail of Death (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ravine Park (approx. 5.1 miles away); Marshall M Milford Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Old Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hotel Attica (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Old Library (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Road headed to West - - Williamsport image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 19, 2008
2. Road headed to West - - Williamsport

1. Trail of Death - map. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. History and More Items. Another source with more items about the Trail of Death. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Eyewitness Journals, Letters, & News Paper Items. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional keywords. Zachariah Cicott
 
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Pavilion at Cicott Trading Post Park image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 19, 2008
3. Pavilion at Cicott Trading Post Park
The Warren County Park Board keeps this area in top shape as a rural park.
Road coming From the East image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 19, 2008
4. Road coming From the East
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,654 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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