Bell's Route Trail of Tears
Lieutenant Edward Deas, escorted one of the last groups to be removed (the “so called treaty party”) along the route known as the “Bell’s Route” named for Mr. John Bell a Cherokee who traveled with the group.
During the late October and early November 1838, the group passed through Lincoln County and Fayetteville on their way to Oklahoma. Lt. Deas purchased various supplies from the local farmers and merchants. Many of the people who began the long journey to Oklahoma perished along the trail which came to be known as “The Bell’s Route of the Trail of Tears.”
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
Location. 35° 9.068′ N, 86° 34.145′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Elk Avenue South
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Park Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln County in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Martyred (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Women of the Confederacy (about 400 feet away); Fayetteville Stone Bridge (Scale Replica) (approx. half a mile away); Fayetteville Calaboose Door (approx. half a mile away); Fayetteville Stone Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.