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Near Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

September 10, 1838

 

— "Winnemac's" Old Village —

 
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  Here at Chief Winamac's old village, about 900 Potawatomi Indians camped on their forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. A child and a man died here during the encampment. They also left behind 24 too sick to continue.
 
Erected 1997 by Crispen Andrews - (Boy Scout - Eagle Award).
 
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.
 
Location. 40° 42.781′ N, 86° 32.71′ W. Marker is near Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on West Towpath Road west of North Meridian Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burnett's Creek Arch (approx. 1˝ miles away); Indiana Normal (approx. 4.2 miles away); Camden / Jackson Township (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mentzer Tavern (approx. 7.3 miles away); Carrollton on the Wabash
Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
2. Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); The Carrollton Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Wabash & Erie Canal (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Trail of Death (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. (Courtesy:: Mr. Foley) - A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Looking South/West - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
3. Looking South/West - - Trail of Death Marker
Looking South/East - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
4. Looking South/East - - Trail of Death Marker
Long South/East View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
5. Long South/East View - - Trail of Death Marker
Marker can be seen under the tree limbs to the right in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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