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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Major Ridge

 
 
Major Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 29, 2007
1. Major Ridge Marker
Inscription. Principal Chief of the Cherokee Tribe of Indians, moved to this spot about 1794 and built this dwelling. Modernized by later owners.

His ferry & trading post made this farm a tribal center. Here was negotiated final treaty for the Cherokee removal, 1835 – 1838
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 34° 16.617′ N, 85° 10.215′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Parkway and Riverside Industrial Park, NE, on the left when traveling north on Riverside Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Riverside Parkway, Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chieftains (here, next to this marker); Original Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 1.1 miles away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Chieftains Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 29, 2007
2. Chieftains Museum and Marker
French’s Div. at Rome (approx. 1.1 miles away); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. 1.1 miles away); Berry College (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
 
Regarding Major Ridge. The Ridge, the white translation of his Cherokee name, fought with General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, where he was awarded the the rank of Major.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
 
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