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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

New Echota Ferry

 
 
New Echota Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
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. Marker is located in the parking lot of the New Echota Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Hicks/McCoy House Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
New Echota Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
New Echota Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 19, 2018
3. New Echota Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   3. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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