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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.
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 or CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
 
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 north
Barry Springs Indian Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, May 11, 2016
2. Barry Springs Indian Stockade Marker
Trail of Tears Original Route
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 10 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); Arthur "Tarzan" White (approx. 4˝ miles away); W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Company (approx. 7.3 miles away); David Hartline (approx. 9 miles away); History of Taff, Alabama (approx. 9 miles away); Chattooga County (approx. 9.8 miles away in Georgia); Boyles Yard Turntable Named Summerville Railroad Turntable (approx. 9.9 miles away in Georgia). 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 315 times since then and 77 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. 19, 2020