Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cherokee History

Marker ID: THC 2A 43
Location: TN 60, Bradley County, 10.5 miles south of Cleveland, TN
County: Bradley
Waymark: None


Here in a log cabin was the last home, east of the Mississippi, of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Here Chief Ross and his guest, John Howard Payne, author of "Home Sweet Home" were arrested and taken to Springplace, Ga. where they were