Cherokee Removal Memorial Park
6800 Blythe Ferry Lane, Birchwood. This beautiful memorial park, complete with a boardwalk, overlook shelter on top of the bluff and a visitors/educational center remembers one of the worst acts of “man’s inhumanity to man.” After leaving Ft. Cass (present-day Charleston), approximately 9,000 Cherokee and 500 Creek camped here while waiting to cross the Tennessee River on their forced removal in 1838, now known as the “Trail of Tears.” Visit www.CherokeeRemoval.org for more information. Park is open every day during daylight hours; visitors center is open Thursday –Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. From Cleveland, travel west on Hwy 60 toward Dayton. Cross Hwy 58 and pass through Birchwood. From Birchwood, travel approximately 3 miles and turn right on Shadden Rd. (If you cross the bridge over the Tennessee River, you have gone too far). Turn left onto Blythe Ferry Lane. Park is on the right.