Sequoyah's Home Site is 3 mi. n. on US 59, then 7 mi. e. to 470288 SR 101. The 1829 log cabin, one of the state's oldest, was Sequoyah's home before and after the “Trail of Tears” march and contains farm implements he made. The interpretive center describes the Cherokee Nation's history and the Cherokee language syllabus Sequoyah invented. The simplicity of his system enabled the Cherokee to teach and publish within a few years.
Though he never learned English, Sequoyah developed an alphabet using modified letters from English, Greek and Hebrew to represent the sounds in the Cherokee language. It was hoped that a written language would preserve the Cherokee culture. The redwoods of the West were named in his honor.