Cherokee Removal Memorial Park

Memorial Wall and Removal Routes

The names of 2535 Head of Household from the 1835 Census(Henderson Roll) of the Cherokee Nation taken to identify those to be removed are to appear on the Memorial Wall as well as the number of household members. About 4,200 of the 16,542 Cherokees identified perished as a result of the Cherokee Removal in 1838. This is the closest thing to a headstone they will have.

History Wall

The History Wall describes: early culture and history how: they evolved from hunter-gatherers to a literate and highly civilized culture with a government similar to ours, they were pressured to give up their land resulting in an illegitimate treaty which they never recognized, they were rounded up and placed in stockades under deplorable conditions in which many died, how disastrous attempts by the Army to move them failed, and how they agreed to self removal.

Travel to the Park!

For group trips to the Cherokee Removal Park, call ahead and scheduled a guided tour! For a more fun filled day, plan to visit the surrounding historical sites as well. 

6800 Blyth Ferry Lane, Birchwood, TN 37308

Telephone: 423-339-2769

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In addition to accommodation of visitors, organized tours and Trail of Tears motorcycles and bicycles riders. Other activities include: Elementary School Trail of Tears educational program, Native American Concerts, Crain Days, workshops and meetings of organizations related to Trail of Tears and Native American activities. The general public also uses walking trails, boating and fishing facilities. Local civic and recreational organizations utilize the meeting the facilities.

Meet the Director

Nancy Williams, Park Director