Historic Markers Across Georgia



Trail of Tears Memorial at Old Stone Presbyterian Church



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Location: At the Old Stone Church on Ga 2 just east of US 41 at Tiger Creek
County: Catoosa
Coordinates: N 34° 54.383    W 085° 04.631
  34.90638333    -85.07718333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM6Q0K
Trail of Tears Memorial at Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker  



Text:

In 1838 federal soldiers forced the Cherokee to march from Georgia to the Indian Territory. That area would later be known as Oklahoma.
Thousands died on the march, which began in the midst of a drought and continued into a harsh winter. This march would later be known as the Trail of Tears.
Many Cherokee and their families from our community were forced to leave their homes and join the march. They would have traveled along the old federal road which passed by this church.
This is a memorial to all of the lives that were lost on the Trail of Tears.



 

 

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