Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cherokee Agency

Marker ID: THC 2A 9
Location: U.S. 11, Bradley County, just south of Hiwassee River
County: Bradley
Waymark: None


One-fifth of a mile east was the site of the Cherokee Indian Agency, 1821-1838. Famous agents were Col. Return John Meigs, 1801-23, and ex-Governor Joseph McMinn, 1823-24. East of the agency was Fort Cass, headquarters for the removal westward of the Cherokees in 1836-38. Lewis Ross, trader and brother of Chief John Ross, lived here.