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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Trail of Tears

 
 
The Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. The Trail of Tears Marker
Inscription.

This marks the last encampment of the Cherokee Indians on "The Trail of Tears,"
from their ancestral homes in the South to the land allotted them in the Indian Territory.

 
Erected 1936 by The Noon Civics Club.
 
Location. 35° 23.098′ N, 94° 25.677′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is at the intersection of Garland Avenue and 6th Street (Arkansas Highway 255), on the left when traveling west on Garland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to Fort Smith National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Garland Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Smith National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A National Cemetery System
The Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. The Trail of Tears Marker
Looking NW along Garland Avenue
(about 300 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away); William O. Darby (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cherokee Nation Trail of Tears. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Trail of Tears - The Indian Removals. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Trail of Tears Arkansas Heritage Trail. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Trail of Tears State Park, Missouri. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersNative Americans
 
Fort Smith National Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
3. Fort Smith National Cemetery Entrance
View from the Trail of Tears Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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