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Near State Line City in Warren County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

 

— Gopher Hill Cemetery —

 
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  
On September 15, 1838, about 860 Potawatomi Indians camped near here on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. They had to camp by a dirty stream. Two small children who died on the trek from Williamsport were buried at this camp.
 
Erected 1999 by Ken & Ilene Smith.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 15, 1838.
 
Location. 40° 11.121′ N, 87° 29.431′ W. Marker is near State Line City, Indiana, in Warren County. Marker is on County Road S 900 W north of County Road W 950 S, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State Line IN 47982, 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. Harrison's Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Harrison's Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.2 miles away); Covington Carnegie Library (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fountain County Clerk's Building
Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
2. Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); Fountain County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Fountain County (Indiana) Court House (approx. 6 miles away); Covington - Indiana City Building (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State Line City.
 
Also see . . .
1. State Line City, Indiana. Potawatomi Trail of Death Association website entry (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Trail of Death march. Potawatomi Web website entry (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Potawatomi Trail of Death Association. Organization website homepage (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Looking East - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
3. Looking East - - Trail of Death Marker
Long View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
4. Long View - - Trail of Death Marker
The marker can be seen in the photo to the upper right.
Harrison's Trail and Trail of Death Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sara Nemtuda
5. Harrison's Trail and Trail of Death Markers
Gopher Hill Cemetery (Established 1830) - Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
6. Gopher Hill Cemetery (Established 1830) - Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on July 15, 2021, by Sara Nemtuda of Lafayette, Indiana.   6. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022