Blythe Ferry Site | Tennessee Vacation

Blythe Ferry Site

Blythe Ferry Ln.
Birchwood, TN 00000

For an estimated 9,000 Native Americans, Blythe Ferry was the final point of departure from their ancestral lands. The ferry served as a gathering point as the Trail of Tears deportation began in 1838. While the ferry no longer exists, the site is now part of the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park. For over a year during the Civil War, a company of the 5th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was stationed here to guard the mouth of the Hiwassee River.

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