Trail of Tears

TOHA recently entered into a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service National Trail Office to research and document the Trail of Tears route from Fort Armistead through Monroe and McMinn counties to Fort Cass. 2001 Study of Trail of Tears through E. Tennessee Partners: National Park Service, University of North Carolina Laboratory of Archaeology, Coker Creek Heritage Group, Monroe…

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Historic Unicoi Turnpike Trail

Historic Unicoi Turnpike Trail

This 67-mile trail between Vonore, TN and Murphy, NC follows an historic trade and war path that predates written history. Along the way you can stop to visit historic sites and museums that reveal the many layers of history that unfolded along this ancient route. A restored 2-mile section of the original roadbed allows visitors to walk in the footsteps…

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Chota / Tanasi Memorials

The memorials are part of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Directions to Memorials –¬†From the museum, turn right and follow Hwy 360 to the junction of Hwy 360/Hwy 455. Follow Hwy 455 for about 5 miles, and then turn left onto County Road 461 where you will drive alongside the lake to the memorials. A grave marker notes the burying place…

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Unicoi Turnpike Trail

Unicoi Turnpike Trail

Exploring the Ancient Path The old trade and war path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail predates written history. Covering approximately 67 miles from Vonore, TN to Murphy, NC, the Unicoi Turnpike Trail allows modern travelers to follow the footsteps of Indians, fur traders, explorers, British soldiers, and others who used this path for centuries. Along the way, historic…

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