In the early 1800s, this location was a well-known camping spot due to the nearby springs. During removal, thousands of Cherokee camped here on their trek west. It is believed that some died and are buried at this site.
Did You Know?
Four detachments of Cherokee people were removed from their homelands to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) along water routes, while 13 detachments made their way overland along existing roads. These routes are part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.