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Near Gaylesville in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Barry Springs Indian Stockade

 
 
Barry Springs Indian Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, February 25, 2018
1. Barry Springs Indian Stockade Marker
Inscription.  One hundred feet east was one site where "The Trail of Tears" began. On May 23, 1838 the Indians of this general area, who had been held in a chestnut log stockade after being gathered by the U.S. Army, began their long trek to Oklahoma. The spring, which was the source of water for the Indians, is believed to be the mouth of an underground cavern. Eli O. Alexander and wife Margaret (Barry) Allison and Richard Barry settled in this area about 1838. The Richard Barry log house c. 100 yards west of the spring was recently (c. 1970) was destroyed by fire.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1838.
 
Location. 34° 25.75′ N, 85° 30.517′ W. Marker is near Gaylesville, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 99 and County Route 95, on the right when traveling
Barry Springs Indian Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, May 11, 2016
2. Barry Springs Indian Stockade Marker
Trail of Tears Original Route
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north on County Route 99. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gaylesville AL 35973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alpine, Georgia (approx. 2.1 miles away in Georgia); Last Indian Agent (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Coe Incline (approx. 3.4 miles away); Colonel Charles Rattray (approx. 4 miles away); Arthur "Tarzan" White (approx. 4½ miles away); Trail of Tears – 1838 (approx. 7.1 miles away); Indians, Settlers, and Tourists (approx. 7.1 miles away); W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Company (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaylesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 212 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.   2. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Sep. 26, 2022