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Migration route, time frame, destination Arkansas?

Migration route, time frame, destination Arkansas?

LuAna Drake Craig (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2004 1:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Exactly what was/were the migration route(s) from TN to Ozarks?
What time frame for the bulk of the migration?
Are the "Ozarks" referring to Arkansas as the final destination? Some of the Ozarks are in MO, too, aren't they?
My family went from TN before 1838 to KY, then to IL by 1849, then to MO by 1858, then some straggled to AR by mid 1860s. Are they considered a part of the TN to Ozarks migration?

Re: Migration route, time frame, destination Arkansas?

Posted: 6 Jun 2008 8:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
The migration route from eastern Tennessee was through Kentucky, the southern tip of Illinois to Missouri and over to Independence Missouri which was the starting point of the Oregon Trail that went west to the Gold Fields of California. Also the starting point for the Santa Fe Trail that went South
to Mexico. The Ozarks are about 200 miles south of Independence in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.In 1841 the Government passed the Premption Act which allowed people to buy land for 1.25 an acre and homestead on it.

Re: Migration route, time frame, destination Arkansas?

Posted: 20 Oct 2008 3:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
My gg-uncle kept a log. He came from Hickman County, Tennessee to Carroll County, Arkansas in 1857. He crossed the Tennessee River ar William O. Britts place (a large general store and warehouse on the east bank of the Tennessee) and then up to Columbus Kentucky where he crossed the Mississippi and across southern Missouri.

A ferry began operations at Columbus in 1825 and ceased operations in 1981. Belmont Mo. was just across the river from Columbus.
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