Bradley County Historical And Genealogical Society Meeting Jan. 8

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Artist rendition of trail
Artist rendition of trail

The Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its quarterly meeting and program Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in the community room of the Cleveland Public Library.  Darlene Goins, executive director of the Hiwassee River Heritage Center will present information about the activities and progress of the National Park Service’s recognition and plans for the Trails of Tears and Fort Cass locations in Charleston and northern Bradley County.

Fort Cass covered an area that was 4 miles wide and 12 miles long that was located along the Hiwassee River and housed a garrison of United States troops who watched over the internment camps for the Cherokees in the summer of 1838.

Bryan Reed, BCHGS president state, “Fort Cass is one of the most important historic areas in this part of the United States.  We look forward to hearing about Fort Cass and the future plans to tell the important story about The Trail of Tears in this area.”  The meeting is free and open to the public.


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