“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Randolph County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Trail of Death

Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mathew Anderson, July 25, 2016
1. Trail of Death Marker
Inscription.  On October 17 & 18, 1838 about 850 Pottawatomie Indians camped near Huntsville, on their way from northern Indiana to Kansas; a forced march accompanied by soldiers. Having traveled 13 miles in cold rain, a flooded camp caused them to stay a second day.
Erected 1997 by Huntsville Historical Society. (Marker Number 55.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 17, 1886.
Location. 39° 26.405′ N, 92° 32.664′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Missouri, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Library Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville MO 65259, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moberly (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sergeant Major Roswell B. Sayre (approx. 15.4 miles away); General Omar N. Bradley Memorial (approx. 15.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2016, by Mathew Anderson of Moberly, Missouri. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 58 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Mathew Anderson of Moberly, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 4, 2022