The got the land free with the understanding that the burials would not be disturbed.
As you can see the deed says that the land was given to Macon County with certain conditions. Those conditions were that the Cherokee graves and historic site would not be touched. Any descendant at any time can take back this simple title (means no money) deed because the terms were that the site next to the airport would not be violated. That has already been done.
Sharon & Dave Kitchen
Founder and husband of STSSA