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

Chief John Ross

Freemason

 
 
Chief John Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2013
1. Chief John Ross Marker
Inscription.  On May 29, 1963 the grand lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons, with M. W. Brother Ralph A. Perry, Grand Master, presiding, dedicated the restored John Ross House, home of John Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1828-1866) and illustrious freemason. This famed house, built in 1797, is almost as old as the republic itself. Principal speaker for this historic occasion was illustrious brother Luther A. Smith, Sovereign Grand Commander, ancient and accepted Scottish rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

Marker placed by ---
The Educational and Historical Commission
Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A. M., 1964

 
Erected 1964 by Educational and Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A. M.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1963.
 
Location. 34° 58.856′ N, 85° 17.098′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Spring Street south
Chief John Ross Marker (<i>wide view; John Ross home in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2013
2. Chief John Ross Marker (wide view; John Ross home in background)
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of East Lake Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the front yard of the Chief John Ross House near the parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Lake Avenue, 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. Home of John Ross (here, next to this marker); Rossville, McFarland House & Spring (a few steps from this marker); John Ross Home (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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Chief John Ross Home
 
Also see . . .  “Our Hearts are Sickened”: Letter from Chief John Ross of the Cherokee, Georgia, 1836. John Ross also known as Guwisguwi (meaning in Cherokee a "mythological or rare migratory bird"), was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866, serving longer in this position than any other person. Described as the Moses of his people, Ross influenced the former Indian nation through such tumultuous events as the relocation to Indian Territory and the American Civil War. (Submitted on February 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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