The Brainerd Mission was a Christian mission to the Cherokee in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was established by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1817 and named after David Brainerd. On May 27th, and 28th, 1819, former president James Madison visited Brainerd Mission with General Edmund Pendleton Gaines. He donated $1000 to the work of the Mission. It ended with the Cherokee removal in 1838.
Brainerd Mission Cemetery
5700Eastgate Loop, Chattanooga, Tennessee
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||79002435|
|Added to NRHP||December 6, 1979|
People such as Ainsworth Blunt and Cephas Washburn worked at this mission. The Brainerd Mission Cemetery is one of the oldest in Hamilton County and consists of 60 graves, most of which are of missionary workers among the Cherokee.
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- Daniel Sabin Butrick (Buttrick)
- Cherokee Nation (19th century)
- Mission (Christianity)
- Samuel Worcester
- Walker, Robert Sparks. Torchlights to the Cherokees; The Brainerd Mission. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931.
- Brainerd Mission Cemetery
- History of Brainerd Mission Cemetery, text compiled from 2003 National Park Service Update of National Register of Historic Places by Bettie H. Purcell.