Red Clay State Park

Cleveland, Tennessee

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Red Clay State Historic Park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land. The park site was the last seat of Cherokee national government before the 1838 enforcement of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 by the U.S. military, which resulted in most of the Cherokee people in the area being forced to emigrate west. Eleven general councils were held between 1832 and 1837. Red Clay is where the Trail of Tears really began, for it was at the Red Clay Council Grounds that the Cherokee learned that they had lost their mountains, streams and valleys forever. 

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Red Clay State Park

Park Office & Museum

1140 Red Clay Park Road S.W.
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-478-0339

Summer Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Tuesday – Saturday 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM Sunday - Monday Winter Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Park Office / Museum

34.9942, -84.9454