Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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. Touch 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); 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Americans • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on December 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.