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Near Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potawatomi Trail of Death

 
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 26, 2020
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Inscription.  Approximately 800 fatigued Potawatomi camped in this area on September 28, 1838, on a forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. Two children died during the night. Chief I-O-Weh led his people through the town of Springfield the next day.
 
Erected 1995 by The Springfield Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Potawatomi Trail of Death series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1838.
 
Location. 39° 49.345′ N, 89° 33.181′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on County Route 1a east of Dave Stockton Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5319 County Rd 1a N, Springfield IL 62707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Butler (approx. 0.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Butler National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away);
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Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Navy Seabees (approx. 0.9 miles away); 5th Regimental Combat Team (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (approx. 0.9 miles away); Landing Ship Tanks (LST's) Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 26, 2020
2. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Marker is in front of private property
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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