Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chief John Ross
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 Organizations • Native 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 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.)
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.