Palmyra in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Trail of Death
Indiana to Kansas 1838
On Oct. 11, 1838, 850 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pleasant Spring near Palmyra on the forced removal from Northern Indiana to Eastern Kansas. They passed through Palmyra at 10 o'clock October 12. That night they camped at Lee's Creek, 13 miles west of Pleasant Spring.
Erected 1995 by Hardee's Restaurant.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
Location. 39° 48.006′ N, 91° 31.097′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on East Main Cross 0.1 miles west of US 61 and US 24 (U.S. 61/24), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located to the left of the front door of Hardee's Restaurant. The restaurant is on the west side of US 61/24 on Main Cross Street. The restaurant is visible from the highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Main Cross, Palmyra MO 63461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmyra (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Shannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Palmyra Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Palmyra Massacre His Friends Rest Here (approx. 10.1 miles away in Illinois); A Victorian Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away in Illinois); Huck Finnís Home (approx. 10.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
Regarding Potawatomi Emigration. The marker contains a map of the central United States with the trail shown starting in Twin Lakes, Indiana, crossing Illinois and Missouri, and ending at Osawatomie, Kansas.
Additional keywords. Map Twin Lakes Osawatomie
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2010. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.