Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Driven Up The Waters
Natchez Trace Parkway
During removal, most Cherokee went by land, but thousands of others traveled aboard barges and steamboats. Diseases, bred in cramped unsanitary conditions, raised the misery of those already reeling from the loss of their homes, homeland, and most possessions.
After learning of shipboard hardships, Cherokee leaders organized future removals themselves, primarily over land.
Erected by Natchez Trace Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 34° 50.443′ N, 87° 55.43′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 328.7) west of County Route 2, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Picnic Area on the near the Tennessee River and Coffee Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35633, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured Colbert Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Safe Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wet, Wild, and Wonderful (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome! (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Colbert Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colbert's Stand (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Chickasaw Planter (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chickasaw Hospitality (approx. 1.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Natchez Trace Parkway. National Park Service (Submitted on August 21, 2017.)
Categories. • Disasters • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.