“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.
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.
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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 26.405′ N, 92° 32.664′ W. Marker was in Huntsville, Missouri, in Randolph County. Marker was at the intersection of North Main Street and East Library St., on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location, 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 September 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2016, by Mathew Anderson of Moberly, Missouri. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 7 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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