Brainerd Mission Cemetery

5700 Eastgate Loop, Chattanooga, Tennessee


Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt



Street Views 


Established 1817 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, it played an important part in the educational development and Christianizing of the Cherokee. Brainerd Cemetery contains graves of whites and Indians who died at the Mission, which was discontinued in 1838, at the time of the Cherokee Removal.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1979
Reference number
Areas of significance
Conservation; Education; Politics/Government; Ethnic Heritage - Native American; Social History
Levels of significance
State; National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Current functions
Park; Cemetery
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1817; 1838; 1933
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2020: New photos from Michael Miller
  • January 14, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street Views"
  • November 21, 2010: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt