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On this spot Horace Kephart - Dean of American Campersand one of the Principal Founders of theGreat Smoky Mountains National Park - pitched his last permanent camp.
Most of the buildings on a mountain farm relatedto the most basic of all needs; preserving food.The historic buildings at the Mountain FarmMuseum were moved here from throughout the national park in the early 1950s. These buildingsreflect the chal…
William H. Thomas led Confederate "Legion of Indians & Mountaineers." Cherokee companies raised nearby in 1862.
Cherokee mother town. Council house stood on mound here. Town was destroyed in 1776 by Rutherford expedition.
Chief of Oconaluftee Cherokee. He advocated temperance and opposed removal of his people from their homeland. Lived in this vicinity.
Author of "Our Southern Highlanders" (1913) and other works, naturalist, librarian. Grave 3/10 mi S.W. Mt. Kephart, 30 mi. N., is named for him.
[Marker Front]:Cherokee Indian ReservationEstablished by UnitedStates for the EasternBand of Cherokee afterthe removal of 1838.
[Marker Reverse]:(Leaving) CherokeeReservationEstablished by UnitedStates for the EasternBand of Cherokee afterthe r…