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Spencer in Van Buren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Trail of Tears

Circa 1838

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, November 7, 2007
1. Trail of Tears
Inscription.  On October 20, 1837, B. B. Cannon with a group of 365 treaty party Cherokees camped near here on their way to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Rainey’s Turnpike crossed here at the old John Fleming farm and in 1838 was one route used for the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians known as the “Trail of Tears.”
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission, and the Trail of Tears series lists.
 
Location. 35° 35.24′ N, 85° 28.247′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Tennessee, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 111. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer TN 38585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Forrest (here, next to this marker); Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter (approx. 7.2 miles away); Burritt College (approx. 11 miles away);
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By R. E. Smith, November 7, 2007
2. Trail of Tears
War on the Plateau (approx. 11 miles away); Sequatchie College (approx. 11.8 miles away); Old Madison (approx. 12.3 miles away); Beersheba Inn (approx. 13.3 miles away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
 
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By R. E. Smith, November 7, 2007
3. Trail of Tears
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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