Stroll though the historic grave markers of one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. This is all that is left of the original Brainerd Mission founded in 1817 by the American Board of Foreign Missions. Originally comprised of a church, dorms, two mills and a large garden, the mission was created to educate and teach the Cherokees about Christianity; it prospered until the Cherokee Removal in 1838.
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