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Cherokee Removal Memorial Park

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and others participated in the dedication of the memorial wall.Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and others participated in the dedication of the memorial wall.The Cherokee Memorial was dedicated at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park in Birchwood Tennessee on October 27.  The wall lists 2,535 Heads of Households and the number of persons in the household who were forcibly removed from their homeland to board nearby Blythes Ferry and travel what is now known as the Trail of Tears.

The Cherokee Memorial is the third phase of the memorial park that includes a visitor center, interpretative panels an engraved stone map of the Trail of Tears and a wildlife viewing shelter  overlooking the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwasee Rivers and more.

Cherokee Removal Memorial Park is located in between Cleveland and Dayton on Highway 60.   www.cherokeeremoval.org

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