The Reverend Jesse Bushyhead was an important Cherokee religious and political leader of the early 19th century. During Cherokee removal he led one of the detachments west to Indian Territory and later helped to bring opposing factions together to create the Cherokee Nation. No buildings or structures associated with the productive life of Reverend Bushyhead remain. The Reverend Jesse Bushyhead Grave is the only surviving property directly associated with his productive life. The grave is located within the Baptist Mission Cemetery (q.v.) and is one of the most prominent markers within the cemetery. Bushyhead died on July 17, 1844 and his burial is marked by a fifteen foot tall marble obelisk topped by an urn. The grave of Reverend Bushyhead is located in the northeast corner of the cemetery and is one of the oldest identified in the cemetery. It is listed in the National Register 12/6/2004.