Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds
used as camping grounds for 13,500
Indians removed along this route
from the southern states to
Oklahoma, in detachments of 1500.
Among those who died in camp
were two noted Cherokees
Sub-Chief FLY SMITH
who were buried not far from
Erected 1938 by Col. John Green Chapter, D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 36° 51.235′ N, 87° 28.504′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of East 9th Street (U.S. 41) and Lovella Lane, on the right when traveling west on East 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. The Trail of Tears (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" 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 Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.