in 1812 as an Original District;
the county seat is
Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County
- Trail of Tears State Park park is located 10 miles north of Cape Girardeau on County V.
The park contains a portion of the route known as "The Trail of Tears" used by the forced march of the Cherokee Indians from Tennessee to Oklahoma.
Among the many who died was Princess Otahki, whose grave is marked with a memorial monument.
(Visit Missouri State Parks and Historical Shrines, printed by Missouri Park Board, p. 52. For a further discussion of the Indian removal, the reader is invited to read Indian Removal, by Grant Foreman, pub. by University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1952.).
Towns and wide places in the road in
Cape Girardeau County Mo
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