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Monticello in Piatt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potawatomi Trail of Death

 
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. We honor the pioneers and the three Native Americans who died here while on the Trail of Death march in 1838 and are buried in this cemetery
 
Erected 1998 by Boy Scout David Moody - Troop 122 (Eagle Award).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.629′ N, 88° 34.614′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is on West Railroad Street west of North Park Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the 'Monticello City Cemetery'. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello IL 61856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Death (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. mile away); Piatt County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln in Monticello (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monticello Journeys (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln - Douglas (approx. 1.4 miles away); Railroads Bring Change (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bement Goes to War (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
 
Also see . . .
Small Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
2. Small Dedication Plaque

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.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable EventsNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker -and- Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
3. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker -and- Dedication Plaque
Other Full View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
4. Other Full 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
5. Looking South - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking South/West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
6. Looking South/West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking East - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
7. Looking East - - 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 836 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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