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Woodbury in Cannon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Trail of Tears

 
 
The Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, August 5, 2014
1. The Trail of Tears Marker
Inscription.  In the valley to the south, that part of the Cherokee nation which took part in the enforced overland migration to Indian Territory rested for about three weeks in 1839. About 15,000 persons of various ages took part in the march. Several who died here were buried in this area.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 49.564′ N, 86° 3.454′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Tennessee, in Cannon County. Marker is on McMinnville Highway (U.S. 70S) west of Gassaway Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury TN 37190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest Rested Here (here, next to this marker); East Fork Stone's River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woodbury in the Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War I-II Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Early Industry
The Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Marsteller
2. The Trail of Tears Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone (approx. ¾ mile away); "Mister Jim" Cummings (approx. 1.9 miles away); Confederate Guerrilla (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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