Cleveland Historic Places
Hair Conrad Cabin at Blythewood Farms
433 Bythewood Road SW
In the early 1800s, the area was inhabited primarily by Cherokees, among them Tekahskeh, or Hair Conrad as he came to be known. Conrad, a man of means and leader of the first detachment of Cherokees from Rattlesnake Springs on the infamous Trail of Tears, built his cabin in the architectural style of white settlers during the early 1800s. The cabin, the oldest residential structure in Bradley County, is preserved on the 350-acre Blythewood Farm off Harrison Pike owned by Bess Neil. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Blythewood is a working farm, breeding championship show horses. It is best to call for a tour of the farm and cabin so someone can be there to greet you.
P.M. Craigmiles House; Cleveland Public Library833 Ocoee Street NWCleveland, TN
Built by Pleasant M. Craigmiles in 1866, this house is an excellent example of Italian Villa style architecture. Pleasant Craigmiles was noteworthy in Cleveland for his economic and cultural contributions to Bradley County. The house was presented to the City of Cleveland in memory of Mrs. Sarah Tucker Johnston and today, the old Craigmiles family residence serves as the Cleveland Public library. With it's tall ceilings, carved wood arches, handcarved staircase, fine Italian marble mantles and window sills, who wouldn't want to curl up here in a good book!
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NATIVE AMERICAN TRAIL
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CIVIL WAR TRAIL
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