Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Here, in 1821, he invented an 86 symbol alphabet providing the Cherokees with the only written Indian language in the United States.
(Sequoyah, Maker Cherokee Alphabet)
Erected 1983 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 26.615′ N, 85° 43.199′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Gault Avenue North (U.S. 11) east of 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Union Park near the water fountain. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35968, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wills Town Mission (here, next to this marker); Fort Payne’s Fort (here, next to this marker); Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boom Town Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Payne Opera House (about 400 feet away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Payne.
Also see . . . Cherokee syllabary (ᏣᎳᎩ / Tsalagi). Omniglot. (Submitted on April 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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