Near Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Trail of Tears Memorial
Thousands died on the march, which began in the midst of a drought and continued into a harsh winter. This march would later be known as the Trail of Tears.
Many Cherokee and their families from our community were forced to leave their homes and join the march. They would have traveled along the old federal road which passed by this church.
This is a memorial to all of the lives that were lost on the trail of Tears.
Location. 34° 54.392′ N, 85° 4.629′ W. Marker is near Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Catoosa Parkway and Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling west on Catoosa Parkway. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a roadside park, that features several historical markers and an Old Stone Church. The text of this historical marker is cut into a flat, polished stone and then affixed to a pile of smaller cut and uncut stones. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Church (within shouting distance Stone Church And Catoosa Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Stone Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Federal Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee Springs Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate General Patrick Cleburne's Emancipation Proposal (approx. 1½ miles away); General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
Categories. • Disasters • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 367 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.