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Near Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

 

— Mud Creek —

 
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  Site of the first death of an Indian child on forced removal of Potawatomies Sept. 5, 1838.
 
Erected 1976 by Rochester Troop 285 of Boy Scouts of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 5, 1796.
 
Location. 40° 59.179′ N, 86° 14.539′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is on State Road 25 south of County Road E 400 S, on the right when traveling south. Located on the North side of Mud Creek on the West side of Indiana State Road 25. 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Rochester College (approx. 5.6 miles away); Honor Roll - Fulton County Indiana (approx. 5.6 miles away); Potawatomi "Trail of Death" (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fulton County Courthouses (approx. 5.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial
Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
2. Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker
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(approx. 5.7 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Edward J. Fansler Pathways (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marker Replaced::. (Courtesy of Official Web-Site "Potawatomi - Trail of Death Association" Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana.) This article has photos of the marker, replacement information, and other details. (Submitted on September 7, 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 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Potawatomi Web - Trail of Death. Kansas Heritage entry (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Long View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
3. Long View - - Trail of Death Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022