Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Trail of Tears

Marker ID: THC 2E 22
Location: US 70 S, 100 yds. east of junction with TN 53
County: Cannon
Coordinates: N 35° 49.522    W 086° 03.387
  35.82536666    -86.05645
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHTFE


In the valley to the south, that part of the Cherokee Nation which took part in the enforced overland migration to Indian Territory, rested for about three weeks in 1839. About 15,000 persons of various ages took part in the march. Several who died :while here were buried in this area.