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Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Packed with People

 
 
Packed with People Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
1. Packed with People Marker
Inscription.  On this river in front of you, 2,300 Cherokee people arrived in waves, forced from their Tennessee Valley homeland in 1837 to 1838. The steamer Knoxville towed flat boats loaded with Cherokee families. Heavy rains soaked their clothes. Cold wind whipped off the water. They survived on cornmeal and flour fried in bacon grease. Once docked here at Decatur Landing, the Cherokee boarded cramped train cars. Their journey west continued along the rails.
 
Erected by City of Decatur.
 
Location. 34° 36.851′ N, 86° 58.778′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from Oak Street north of Market Street when traveling north. Located in Rhodes Ferry Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fight For Survival (here, next to this marker); Cherokee Trail Of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Benson Field (within shouting distance of this marker); “Captain, We’ve Got It At Last” - The Charge of the 14th U.S. Colored Infantry
Packed with People Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
2. Packed with People Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Uprooted From Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Words of Resistance (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Leadership at Decatur - McCartney Hotel Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood’s Middle Tennessee Campaign and The Battle for Decatur (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Tennessee River at Decatur Landing image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
3. Tennessee River at Decatur Landing
Tennessee River at Decatur Landing image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
4. Tennessee River at Decatur Landing
 

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