Williamsport in Warren County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Trail of Death
— Old Town Park - - Williamsport —
About 850 Potawatomi Indians camped here near Williamsport September 14, 1838. Two deaths occurred in the evening. Three chiefs were transported in a jail wagon because they refused to leave their beloved homeland in Indiana.
Erected 1996 by Phil High ("Eagle" project - Boy Scout Troop 344).
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 September 14, 1912.
Location. 40° 16.849′ N, 87° 16.953′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Indiana, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located in "Old Town Park" which is in the South/East section of current Williamsport, Indiana (the "Old Williamsport" part of town.). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport IN 47993, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warren County Patriots (approx. 0.8 miles away); Williamsport (approx. In Memory of Heroes 1861 - 1865 (approx. 1.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Attica & Covington Canal Skirmish (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 1.8 miles away); Italianate Style House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Attica’s Carnegie Library (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
Also see . . .
1. Williamsport. Potawatomi Trail of Death Association website entry (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Trail of Death march. Potawatomi Web entry (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Potawatomi Trail of Death Assaciation. Association website homepage (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.