Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Brainerd Mission

Marker ID: THC 2A 55
Location: on Eastgate Loop near Brainerd Road (U.S. 11), Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 0.571    W 085° 12.767
  35.00951666    -85.21278333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25RB


Established 1817 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, it played an important part in the educational development and Christianizing of the Cherokee. Brainerd Cemetery contains graves of whites and Indians who died at the Mission, which was discontinued in 1838, at the time of the Cherokee Removal.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.