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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Trail of Tears

 
 
The Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. The Trail of Tears Marker
Inscription. A camping ground, Oct. 1838, for a part of the Cherokee Indians who were forcibly moved from their homes in the Smoky Mountain region of N. Car. and Tenn. to Indian Terr., now Okla. Badly clothed and fed, hundreds became ill and many died, among them the aged and highly respected chiefs, Fly Smith and Whitepath. Their graves on bank of Little River.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1042.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.236′ N, 87° 28.505′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Lovella Lane, on the right on U.S. 41. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1616 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds (here, next to this marker); The Cherokee A Civilized People (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whitepath and Fly Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee "Trail of Tears"
Nearby Trail of Tears park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Nearby Trail of Tears park
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Peace Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian (approx. one mile away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hotel Latham (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Former location of Indian camping grounds. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Former location of Indian camping grounds.
View of Trail of Tears Marker looking west on U.S. 41. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. View of Trail of Tears Marker looking west on U.S. 41.
View of Trail of Tears Marker looking east on U.S. 41. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. View of Trail of Tears Marker looking east on U.S. 41.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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