“To Learn and not Forget”
"Nearly two-thirds of those driven from their lands followed routes that crossed the Tennessee River here at Blythe Ferry."
Traces of the route taken by the Cherokee remain across Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Arkansas.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 35° 24.423′ N, 85° 0.383′ W. Marker is near Birchwood, Tennessee, in Meigs County. Marker can be reached from Blythe Ferry Road 2 miles north of Hiwassee Highway (Tennessee Highway 60), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birchwood TN 37308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Your Fate is Decided"
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.