Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red Clay

Red Clay, near Cleveland, Tennessee, is a Tennessee State Park and Historic Site. From 1832 to 1838, the Cherokee Council was held there. Cherokee chiefs met with their people, trying to prevent the State of Georgia from confiscating their lands. These councils failed, and the Cherokee were forced to leave their land on the Trail of Tears. Red Clay is about 15 1/2 miles from downtown Cleveland, Tennessee, and 27 miles from Cohutta Springs in Crandall, Georgia.

No comments:

Post a Comment