Waterloo in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Trail of Tears
One party of 1,070 Cherokees traveled overland from Ross' Landing in Tennessee due to low water in the upper river. Following the general route of U.S. Hwy. 72 to Florence, they arrived here July 10, 1838, in miserable condition after a 23~day journey.
About 17,000 Cherokees were driven from their homeland in the southern Appalachian Mtns. Most traveled by land through Tennessee and on to Oklahoma. Great suffering and about 4,000 deaths occurred along the trail, especially during the winter of 1838-39.
Erected by the Alabama Waterfowl Association Alabama Historical Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 34° 54.597′ N, 88° 3.818′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Along the Riverbank of the Tennessee River at Waterloo, Al. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo AL 35677, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Edith Newman Culver (approx. ¼ mile away); Waterloo (approx. half a mile away); Mud Glorious Mud (approx. 2 miles away); A Gathering of Eagles (approx. 2 miles away); Wet, Wild, and Wonderful (approx. 8.3 miles away); Welcome! (approx. 8.3 miles away); Trace Travelers (approx. 8.4 miles away); Chickasaw Hospitality (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Cherokee Indian Removal. (Submitted on July 15, 2011, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events •
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