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 “Bell’s 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 Bell’s 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. The marker is on the grounds of the Lincoln County Courthouse.
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 of this marker); Confederate Park Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln County in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Martyred (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Women of the Confederacy (about 400 feet away); Camp Blount (approx. 0.7 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
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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 353 times since then and 29 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.