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, 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 miles William Polke House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fulton County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joaquin Miller (approx. 2˝ 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. 2003 Commemorative Caravan::. (Courtesy of Official Web-Site "Potawatomi - Trail of Death Association" Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana.) This article has photos of the marker, the "2003 Trail of Death Commemorative Caaravan", and other details. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" (Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana) is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Trail of Death. "Kansas Heritage" webpage. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. (Courtesy:: Mr. Foley) - A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 34 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.