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Cedartown in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Trail of Tears Cherokee

“Walk in their Footsteps”

 
 
Trail of Tears Cherokee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 7, 2015
1. Trail of Tears Cherokee Marker
Inscription. The area surrounding the Cedartown Big Springs was first inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The land was prized for its abundance of sparkling spring water and shade-providing cedar trees. The Cherokee people lived here peacefully until May 26, 1838 when militia men began their forced round up as part of the 1830 Indian Removal Act. Eighty soldiers set up a military post here, on this very land, creating Camp Cedar Town. More than 200 Cherokee – men, women, and children – were captured during a month’s time. Soldiers used the camp as a place to hold the Cherokee captive until they were forced to travel to deportation camps in Tennessee and later, further west. Because of this, the land where you now stand plays a significant role in the Trail of Tears. On this ground, the Cherokee people wept, mourning the loss of the land they loved and the lives lost along this trail paved with tears.
 
Erected by This marker made possible by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society – “with you through life” and the Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride.
 
Location. 34° 0.867′ N, 85° 15.517′ W. Marker is in Cedartown, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Wissahickon Avenuye
Trail of Tears Cherokee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 7, 2015
2. Trail of Tears Cherokee Marker
Looking east on Wissahickon Avenue, with Big Spring Park on the right.
and North Cave Spring Street, on the right when traveling east on Wissahickon Avenuye. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedartown GA 30125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Spring Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivy Ledbetter Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Polk County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sterling Holloway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgia School for the Deaf (approx. 7.8 miles away); Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring (approx. 11˝ miles away); Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown (approx. 11.8 miles away); Medora Field Perkerson (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedartown.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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