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Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Fort Butler

 
 
Site of Fort Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
1. Site of Fort Butler Marker
Inscription.  
Commanded by
Genl. Winfield Scott
during the round up
of the Cherokee
Indians for removal
to Oklahoma in 1837-1838
— — — — — — —
Donated to Town of Murphy
by Tar Heel Investment Co.,
as a historical monument.

 
Erected by the Tar Heel Investment Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
 
Location. 35° 4.885′ N, 84° 2.359′ W. Marker is in Murphy, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Fort Butler Street west of Deweese Street. Located in the Murphy Civitan Club's Fort Butler Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Butler Street, Murphy NC 28906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.3 miles away); Murphy North Carolina Rail
Site of Fort Butler Marker in small memorial park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
2. Site of Fort Butler Marker in small memorial park.
Located on a small residential street.
Click or scan to see
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Nuya Saligugi (approx. half a mile away); Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer (approx. half a mile away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. half a mile away); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. half a mile away); Prison Cell Door (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Fort Butler. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Fort Wiki on Fort Butler. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Billboard in park, near marker, with info on the Trail of Tears. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
3. Billboard in park, near marker, with info on the Trail of Tears.
Another nearby Fort Butler Marker located on Hiwassee Street near firehouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
4. Another nearby Fort Butler Marker located on Hiwassee Street near firehouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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