“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

New Echota Ferry

New Echota Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. New Echota Ferry Marker
Inscription. The head of the Oostanaula River is formed 200 yards northeast by the confluence of the Coosawattee and the Conasauga Rivers. The passage of travelers and freight along the Tennessee Road was served at this point by a ferry operated by the Cherokee Indians, principally by Alexander McCoy from 1819 through 1835.
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 32.47′ N, 84° 54.492′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225) 0.6 miles east of Newtown Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the parking lot of the New Echota Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Echota (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site in Journalism (about 400 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); Cherokee Indian Memorial
New Echota Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
2. New Echota Ferry Marker
Looking east along SR 225, the marker can be seen near the entrance to the historic site.
(about 500 feet away); New Echota Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Sequoyah (approx. 1.8 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Harlan’s Cross Roads (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calhoun.
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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