Junaluska Memorial

The burial site of Cherokee Warrior Junaluska, dedicated to preserve Cherokee history and culture. Its place in American history as the starting point of the Trail of Tears. His grave is marked with a memorial stone surrounded by monuments representing the seven clans of the Cherokee. There are large granite stones carved with quotes from those who knew Junaluska surround his grave.

There used to have a museum in here however, a bad storm in 2015 caused a tree to fall and damaged it. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are working on a new location, until then, visit Junaluska Memorial Site and Medicinal Trail to learn more about how Cherokees utilized plants for medicine and food and see the plants for yourself while walking a shaded hilly short trail. The hike is about 15-20 mins with scenic views and has interesting relics of info available.

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