Red Clay State Historic Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 5 with events including living history demonstrations and a park tour.

The event runs between 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Red Clay State Historic Park encompasses 263 acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land. The site was the last seat of the Cherokee national government before the 1838 enforcement by the U.S. military of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and where the Trail of Tears began. 

The park is also home to Blue Hole Spring, a natural landmark, which rises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa river system.