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Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Ross Home

 
 
John Ross Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. John Ross Home Marker
Inscription.  This comfortable two-story log house was the home of Cherokee Chief John Ross from boyhood until he went west over the "Trail of Tears," losing his Indian wife enroute. Although only one-eighth Indian himself, Ross was the elected "Principal Chief" of the Cherokee Nation for 40 years and their advocate for justice for 57 years. He voluntarily chose exile with his people. In the war of 1812, Ross served with a regiment of Cherokees under Gen. Andrew Jackson against the Creek allies of the English. This house was built in 1797 by John McDonald, grandfather of John Ross.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNative AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Georgia Historical Society, and the Trail of Tears series lists.
 
Location. 34° 58.876′ N, 85° 17.098′ W. Marker is in Rossville
John Ross Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
2. John Ross Home and Marker
, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Spring Street just south of East Lake Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rossville, McFarland House & Spring (a few steps from this marker); Home of John Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief John Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geary's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rossville Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rossville High Alumni Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
 
Additional keywords. Forced relocation
 
John Ross Home image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
3. John Ross Home
John Ross Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 10, 2011
4. John Ross Home Marker
Recent photo shows bushes obscuring the marker behind the fence.
John Ross memorial marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 10, 2011
5. John Ross memorial marker
Located on East Lake Ave at the entrance to the home site, it reads,
"To the memory of Chief John Ross
Lookout Post No. 1289
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Chattanooga Tenn."
John Ross memorial marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 10, 2011
6. John Ross memorial marker
East Lake Avenue in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,589 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   4. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5, 6. submitted on September 13, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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