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In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokee perished during …
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The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports at Charleston and Savannah. In 1756, British …
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In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokee perished during …
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Beginning in 1873, the state of North Carolina began construction of a rail line to carry passengers and freight from Asheville westward. The line took many years to construct, cutting across the mountains, through tunnels and along the steep grad…
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Commanded by Genl. Winfield Scott during the round up of the Cherokee Indians for removal to Oklahoma in 1837-1838 — — — — — — — Donated to Town of Murphy by Tar Heel Investment Co., as a hi…
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Carved and left by ancient man in a soapstone quarry near Nottely River, 4 miles west of Murphy. Moved here for protection and study.
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Major George Chicken of South Carolina led first English military expedition against the Cherokee in this area, 1715.
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One of forts in which Gen. Winfield Scott gathered the Cherokee before moving them west in 1838. Stood 1/4 mile southwest.
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