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

Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds

 
 
Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds Marker
Inscription.
In 1838 this lot, then in woods, was
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
Chief WHITEPATH
and
Sub-Chief FLY SMITH
who were buried not far from
this spot.

 
Erected 1938 by Col. John Green Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trail of Tears (here, next to this marker); Peace Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian (approx. one mile away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx.
Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds
1.1 miles away); Hotel Latham (approx. 1.1 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 1.2 miles away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 1.2 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
 
Trail of Tears plaque next to this marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Trail of Tears plaque next to this marker.
Chief Whitepath & Sub-Chief Fly Smith image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Chief Whitepath & Sub-Chief Fly Smith
This tablet located in the nearby Trail of Tears park.
 
 
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 178 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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