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Sidney in Champaign County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potawatomi Trail of Death

Sidney Encampment

 

—September 21, 1838 —

 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
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Inscription. Over 800 Potawatomi encamped at Sidney after their forced removal by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana. They were being marched to eastern Kansas. Two people died at Sidney, including a child. A total of 39 Potawatomi tragically died enroute. This historical event was named the “Trail of Death”. This marker is in memory of all Potawatomi that suffered.
 
Erected 1991 by Boy Scout Andy Chase (Eagle Award).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.594′ N, 88° 3.883′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is on Dunlap Woods north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sidney IL 61877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern (approx. 4.6 miles away); On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood (approx. 5.5 miles away); Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church
Full View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
2. Full View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 7.5 miles away); Former Site of Orizaba IL (approx. 9.2 miles away); a different marker also named Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 9.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Wide View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
3. Wide View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking South - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
4. Looking South - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking North/East - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
5. Looking North/East - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Long View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
6. Long View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 850 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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