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Near Smithland in Livingston County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile)

 
 
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By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 17, 2017
1. Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile) Marker
Inscription.  During winter of 1838-1839, the Cherokees were forced to leave their Smoky Mountain homes for Oklahoma territory. Mantle Rock, a 40-foot sandstone arch, was used for shelter on their "Trail of Tears." Since the icy Ohio River had no ferry traffic, the Indians sought cover beneath the arch. Many died there. Mantle Rock was also campsite for ancient Indians.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1675.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.631′ N, 88° 25.378′ W. Marker is near Smithland, Kentucky, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of Lola Road (Route 133) and Mantle Rock Road, on the right when traveling south on Lola Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithland KY 42081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  KY Historical Markers - Livingston County. Marker number retrieved here (Submitted on July 9, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile) Marker vicinity image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 17, 2017
2. Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile) Marker vicinity
Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile) Marker vicinity image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 17, 2017
3. Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile) Marker vicinity
 

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