Near Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung
Potawatomi - Trail of Death
Where treaties were signed
which transferred the
from this territory to land
in the West
Here soldiers camped with
one thousand Indians on
the removal of the last of the
Pottawattomies in 1838
Erected 1922 by Manitou Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Rochester, Indiana.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Potawatomi Trail of Death series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 41° 6.343′ N, 86° 13.226′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Old US Highway 31 north of County Road E 350 N, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester IN 46975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Road (here, next to this marker); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (approx. 1.1 William Polke House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fulton County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joaquin Miller (approx. 2½ miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . .
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Assn. Association website entry (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. 2003 Commemorative Caravan. Potawatomi - Trail of Death Association website entry:
This article has photos of the marker, the "2003 Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan", and other details. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Trail of Death. Potawatomi Web website entry (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.