Waterloo Landing in Waterloo Alabama

Waterloo Landing On The Trail Of Tears | Waterloo Alabama

Waterloo Landing was a departure site for Cherokee who had been evicted from their homes and forced to head west to what is now Oklahoma. Back in 1838 this was the Tennessee River. Today the river has been dammed to create Pickwick Lake. Those leaving from this location would have been traveling by steamboat. All there is to do here is stop and read an historical marker.

Trail of Tears

This picture, The Trail of Tears, was painted by Robert Lindneux in 1942. It commemorates the suffering of the Cherokee people under forced removal. If any depictions of the "Trail of Tears" were created at the time of the march, they have not survived.

The Trail of Tears The Trail of Tears was a series of forced removals of Native American nations from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States to an area west of the Mississippi River that had been designated as Native Territory. In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy in 1830, […]

Fort Mitchell: Fort Mitchell, Alabama | Russell County Alabama

Reconstructed Stockade of Fort Mitchell

The site of Fort Mitchell is now a park in Russell County, Alabama. The outstanding historic site features a reconstruction of the 1813 fort, historic burial grounds, a museum housing a fascinating collection of historic carriages, a restored 19th century log home and an impressive visitor center that offers exhibits, a film and a walk through the history of the site.

Fort Likens Site

Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

Ft. Likens Fort  Likens was established at Barry Springs in northern Cherokee County. All Cherokee Indians including men, women and children living in the area surrounding the fort would have been rounded up and held there until  they were sent to Fort Payne. Ft. Likens housed the federal troops responsible for rounding up the Cherokees on […]