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Spring Place in Murray County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Springplace Mission

 
 
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By David Tibbs, July 6, 2008
1. Springplace Mission Marker
Inscription.  
Southward from this spot stood this famous mission, founded in 1801 by Moravian Brethren from Salem, N.C.

The first school among the Cherokees, this mission continued until 1833, and added much to their remarkable advancement.

Here were taught many leaders of the Cherokee Nation. One was Elias Boudinot, later editor of the "The Cherokee Phoenix."

The work begun here was not abandoned with the forced removal of the Cherokees, but was transferred to New Springplace, in Oklahoma.
 
Erected 1953. (Marker Number 105-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 34° 45.673′ N, 84° 48.963′ W. Marker is in Spring Place, Georgia, in Murray County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 52 and Ellijay Street, on the right when traveling east on State
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By David Tibbs, July 6, 2008
2. Springplace Mission
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Route 52. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatsworth GA 30705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Principal Chief Charles Renatus Hicks (a few steps from this marker); Anna Rosina Kliest Gambold (a few steps from this marker); "God's Acre" (a few steps from this marker); The Moravian Mission to the Cherokee Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Springplace Moravian Mission & School (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Federal Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Howard Payne (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief Vann House (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Missions. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

2. Elias Boudinot (ca. 1804-1839). New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

3. Cherokee Phoenix. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Springplace Mission image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, July 6, 2008
3. Springplace Mission
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2021