Bell's Route Trail of Tears
Lieutenant Edward Deas, escorted one of the last groups to be removed (the “so called treaty party”) along the route known as the “Bellís Route” named for Mr. John Bell a Cherokee who traveled with the group.
During the late October and early November 1838, the group passed through Lincoln County and Fayetteville on their way to Oklahoma. Lt. Deas purchased various supplies from the local farmers and merchants. Many of the people who began the long journey to Oklahoma perished along the trail which came to be known as “The Bellís Route of the Trail of Tears.”
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 35° 9.068′ N, 86° 34.145′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Elk Avenue South. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Lincoln County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TN 37334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Park (within shouting distance
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.