Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Removal of 1838

Marker ID:  
Location: in the Riverside Park on Riverside Rd, Roswell, Ga.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 00.339    W 084° 20.898
  34.00565    -84.3483
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMM5HP
The Removal of 1838 Marker  


General Winfield Scott put the Cherokee removal into action in 1838. The Cherokee remained in their homes despite continuous warnings and directives to gather at the forts. "Cherokee! The president of the United States has sent me with a powerful army, to cause you … to join … your people … On the other side of the Mississippi … You will then, by resistance, compel us to resort to arms? God forbid! I am an old warrior, and have been present at many scenes of slaughter; but spare me, I beseech you, the horror of witnessing this destruction of the Cherokees."
- General Winfield Scott, 1838.

Dedicated on July 19, 2014
Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society


The Removal of 1838


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Roswell Historical Society: Roswell Cherokee Memorial
Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Trail of Tears