Is this your first time here?

Each day, Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture and history. Our website and mobile app are free for everyone and designed to make it easy to discover cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. You can search for nearby sites, take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites using our mobile app. Clio is non-profit and free for everyone thanks to the support of people like you. Donations are tax- deductible! Click here to learn more!

Hair Conrad Cabin

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


The Hair Conrad Cabin is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as well as on the Trail of Tears. Located in Bradley County, Tennessee, the Hair Conrad Cabin is known as the oldest residential structure. This structure has a rich history that is connected to the Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears. Hair Conrad, the Cabin's builder, was half Cherokee Indian and lead the Cherokee Indians on their journey to Oklahoma in August 1938.

Hair Conrad cabin. courtesy of trailoftrail.blogspot
Hair Conrad Cabin. Courtesy of the Cleveland


The Hair Conrad Cabin was built in 1804 by Conrad. He was half Cherokee. His father was white and his mother was a Cherokee Indian. The cabin was a simple log cabin which was built in a "white settler" style.1

Hair Conrad holds a historic place with the Cherokee Indians as he served as a leader. He led the first group of Cherokee Indians in Bradley County on the Trail of Tears journey in August of 1838. They arrived in Oklahoma in January of 1839. Hair Conrad was born 1775 and died November 2, 1844.

Prior to leading the Cherokee people in their journey, Conrad served as a "delegate from the Amohee District"2  as he participated in the writing of the "Cherokee Constitution" in 1827.3  

Conrad held a position of leadership and authority throughout his life by representing the Cherokee people in regards to amendment of the "treaty of 1835" and "restoration of weapons which had be surrendered by military demands."4

Conrad was a member of "Council from the Tahlequah District in 1843" and died in 1844 at 69 (or 70) years of age. (The day of his birth is not available)5

Sources,2487? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ibid

433 Blythwood Rd. SW
Cleveland, Temmessee 37311
Open by prior appointment. Call ahead for a tour. 423-476-8942 (phone # last updated September 2010 by W. Jeff Bishop)
  • African American History
  • Agriculture and Rural History
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Cultural History
  • Historic Homes
  • Military History
  • Native American History
  • Political and Diplomatic History
This location was created on 2015-03-10 by Jackie Wheeler .   It was last updated on 2015-03-10 by Jackie Wheeler .

This entry has been viewed 931 times within the past year


  • No comments found.

Join The Discussion

Only registered users can comment. Registration is completely free!

Login / Register

ResponsiveVoice used under Non-Commercial License