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

Trail of Death

Pyatt's Point

 

—Sept. 21, 1838 —

 
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. About 800 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pyatt’s Point during a forced march from Twin-Lakes, Ind. To the reservation on the Osage River, Kansas. One woman, three children were buried during this stop.
 
Erected 1988 by Boy Scout Daniel Valentine (Eagle Award).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.67′ N, 88° 34.531′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is on West Center Street west of North Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Potawatomi Trail of Death (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. ¼ mile away); Piatt County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Monticello Journeys (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln in Monticello (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln - Douglas (approx. 1.4 miles away); Railroads Bring Change (approx. 2 miles away); Bement Goes to War (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
 
Also see . . .
Trail of Death - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
2. Trail of Death - Sign

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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Full View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
3. Full View - - Trail of Death Marker
Looking South/West - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 18, 2010
4. Looking South/West - - 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 749 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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