Surveying And Settling Cherokee Land: The McFarland Family Program Is Dec. 14

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a 45-minute special program on the local land dealings of Xanders and Thomas McFarland in the 1830s on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. This program will take place at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. 

About the program:

On July 28, 1832, Thomas G. McFarland dipped his pen in ink and elegantly signed a large parchment. His signature certified the truthfulness of a recently completed survey of land on which today’s Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park sits.

Unfortunately, his survey was used to assist Georgia in its land lottery of the Cherokee Nation, which the McFarland brothers handsomely benefited. We hope you will join us as we explore this prominent local family and their land dealings during a tumultuous time in American History known as Indian Removal. 

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.


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