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Join Historic Nashville for a very special Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Cherokee Trail of Tears in Rutherford County.
Saturday, September 27th - 10:00am
This members-only tour will be an outdoor hike along an original segment of the Cherokee Trail of Tears in Rutherford County. The tour will be led by Pat Cummins, president of the Native History Association, which identified the remnants of the trail at the site of Old Jefferson in 2012. Historians had assumed the Trail of Tears and site of Old Jefferson had been inundated in the 1960s under the headwaters of J. Percy Priest Lake. Click here to learn more.
The hike will be approximately 3 miles out and back from the parking lot and will take about 2.5 to 3 hours. Trail conditions may be muddy depending on the weather, so hiking boots or other appropriate footwear is recommended. There are also no restroom facilities.
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Historic Nashville, Inc.
About Historic Nashville, Inc.
Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique. Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway, and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. In 1982, HNI established the state’s first Preservation Easement program and currently own easements on 16 historic landmarks with a market value of over $30 million. HNI hosts and annual membership meeting, publishes a newsletter, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as tours and the annual Nashville Nine list of endangered properties. For additional information, please visit www.historicnashvilleinc.org and our Facebook page.