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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brainerd Mission

 
 
Brainerd Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, July 13, 2006
1. Brainerd Mission Marker
Inscription.  Established 1817 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, it played an important part in the educational development and Christianizing of the Cherokee. Brainerd Cemetery contains graves of whites and Indians who died at the Mission, which was discontinued in 1838, at the time of the Cherokee Removal.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 35° 0.571′ N, 85° 12.767′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Eastgate Loop near Brainerd Road (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Brainerd Mission to the Cherokee Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War in Tennessee
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(approx. one mile away); Roland Hayes (approx. 1.9 miles away); 84th Indiana Infantry (approx. 2.1 miles away in Georgia); Chickamauga Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named 84th Indiana Infantry (approx. 2.2 miles away in Georgia); Missionary Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); 52nd Ohio Infantry (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Brainerd Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, July 13, 2006
2. Brainerd Mission Marker
Brainerd Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 11, 2020
3. Brainerd Cemetery
At the entrance to the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, July 13, 2006
4. At the entrance to the cemetery.
Trail of Tears marker and sign pointing to the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, July 13, 2006
5. Trail of Tears marker and sign pointing to the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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