Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Red Clay Council Ground

Marker ID: THC 2A 44
Location: on Dalton Pike (State Highway 60), Cleveland, TN
County: Bradley
Coordinates: N 34° 59.571    W 084° 55.705
  34.99285    -84.92841666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM441Y


One mile west was this Cherokee council ground. Here was held the last council between the United States and the Cherokee nation, preceding the removal of the Indians to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. John Howard Payne, author of “Home, Sweet Home,” and