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CHEROKEE REMOVAL MEMORIAL PARK
The 29 acre park is operated by Meigs County and is part of the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Memorial is located on a bluff overlooking Blythe Ferry where 9,000 Indians camped several weeks waiting to take the ferry from their native land on a journey of about 1,000 miles. This site has been identified by the National Park Service as a high-potential historic site to interpret the significance of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail authorized by Congress in 1987. The park includes an Interpretive Visitor Center, walking trails and other amenities. The Center will house Interpretive and Historical Displays, a gift shop and a Cherokee Genealogy Library.
Park Development Plans - A Place to Remember
Visitor Center Plaza
The Visitor Center will house a Gift Shop, Interpretive Displays, Cherokee History & Genealogical Library and a Conference Room. A History Wall is located in the plaza with panels related to Cherokee History & Culture as well as the Trail of Tears.
Trail of Tears Amphitheater
The Amphitheater plaza is a map showing the major overland and water routs taken by the Cherokees during their removal to land in Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
Two famous people, Return JonithanMEIGS and Sam HOUSTON have some relationship with this area. HOME DIRECTIONS PREFACE MEMORIAL PARK HISTORY ROUTES SYLLABARY CENSUS NEWS WILDLIFE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS CONTRIBUTORS LINKS