Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
New Echota Cemetery
On the hilltop, 100 yards to the south, is the cemetery for the village of New Echota. The marked graves are those of Pathkiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation until his death in 1827 and a colonel in Morgan's regiment in the War of 1812, and Harriet Gold Boudinot, born in Connecticut in 1805, wife of Elias Boudinot, editor of the Cherokee Phoenix. One of the unmarked graves is that of Jerusha Worcester, infant daughter of Samuel and Ann Worcester, the mission family at New Echota.
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-30.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
Location. 34° 32.009′ N, 84° 54.488′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Newtown Church Road, 0.1 miles north of Newtown Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. 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 Hicks/McCoy House Sites (approx. half a mile away); Trail of Tears (approx. half a mile away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. half a mile away); Cherokee Indian Memorial (approx. half a mile away); New Echota (approx. half a mile away); New Echota Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Sequoyah (approx. 1.6 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
Also see . . . Pathkiller's two burial sites. A question of where Pathkiller is actually entombed. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,284 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 18, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on November 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 11, 12. submitted on November 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.