Adairsville in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
New Echota, the Cherokee national capital, was located 10 miles north. There a constitutional government of executive, legislative, and judicial branches ruled the Nation. Once the largest town in the area, New Echota consisted of houses, stores, taverns, a Council house, Supreme Court house, and a printing office which published a national bilingual newspaper, the CHEROKEE PHOENIX.
Most of the 17,000 Cherokee were farmers and lived in small log cabins but some grew very wealthy and owned great plantations such as the Vann House, located 27 miles north.
In 1838, at gunpoint, the Cherokee were rounded up and imprisoned by state and federal armies. Later that year they were forced to what is now Oklahoma. Four thousand Cherokees died on the terrible march west known as the “Trail of Tears”
Erected 1983 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 064-32.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 34° 24.55′ N, 84° 55.058′ W. Marker is in Adairsville, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 75 3 miles north of Georgia Route 140. Click for map. The marker is located at the upper section of the northbound rest area on I-75. Marker is in this post office area: Adairsville GA 30103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Robert C. Saxon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oothcaloga Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original Site Adairsville — 1830ís (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major John Lewis (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Trimble House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oothcaloga Mission (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Mosteller's Mills (approx. 3 miles away); Johnston's Army at Adairsville (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Adairsville.
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