Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Agency

Marker ID: THC 2B 6
Location: TN 58, Meigs County, north end of bridge over Hiwassee River
County: Meigs
Waymark: None


About 1 mile east, at the mouth of Agency Creek, the U.S. Agency for the Cherokees was located from 1816 to 1821. Here, on July 8, 1817, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Governor Joseph McMinn, and David Meriwether, U.S. Commissioners concluded a treaty with the Cherokee Nation, in which “important land cessions” were made.