Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Trail of Death 1838
The first point to encampment in Illinois on the march westward was near the North Fork River in Danville.
This monument is to commemorate the hardships, deaths and humiliation these people suffered during their forced passage. We salute their courage. It is in their memory we make this dedication. May 13, 1990
Erected 1993 by Society of Indian Lore.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1990.
Location. 40° 7.512′ N, 87° 38.405′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on West Ellsworth Street south of Oakwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located in Ellsworth Park. Turn North on 'Ave A' from West Main Street (a.k.a. U.S. 150), then turn right on Oakwood Avenue - follow Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert E. Wurtsbaugh (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); A Friend Forever (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. William Fithian Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Millstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Also see . . .
1. Official Web Site - - "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" : :. Danville - Ellsworth Park visited by the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association". (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Trail of Death map. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.