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Near Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potawatomi Trail of Death

Mill Creek 1838

 
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 7, 2021
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Inscription.  On October 7, 1838 nearly 850 Potawatomi Indians camped near here on Mill Creek on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. The diary records that they traveled 12 miles that day A child died.
 
Erected 1998 by R. Vallejo, T.B. Dickinson, W.E. Stevers, K&M Gehn V. Bruening.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1838.
 
Location. 39° 55.779′ N, 91° 16.962′ W. Marker is near Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is on Rock Quarry Road south of Illinois Route 104, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8514 Rock Quarry Rd, Quincy IL 62305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A National Cemetery System (approx. 3.9 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. 3.9 miles away); Quincy National Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Thomas Scott Baldwin 1858-1923
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(approx. 4˝ miles away); Madison Park (approx. 5 miles away); Dr. Thomas Edgar Musselman (approx. 5 miles away); Charley's Run (approx. 5 miles away); Charles Henry Bull House (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 7, 2021
2. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 7, 2021
3. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking north on Rock Quarry Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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