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Sautee Nacoochee in White County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Slave Dwelling

African American Heritage Site

 
 
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By Tom Bosse
1. Slave Dwelling Marker
Inscription.  The Nacoochee slave cabin is one of only a few slave dwellings to survive in Georgia. Built on a stacked stone foundation and framed with hand-hewn timbers and lumber bearing the telltale marks of a sash saw, it saw for more than 150 years on the edge of the Old Unicoi Turnpike overlooking the Nacoochee Valley. Believed to have been occupied by the “house servants” of E.P. Williams, this antebellum structure was one of three dwellings occupied by eighteen people enslaved by Williams in 1860. This restored slave swelling is a supporting structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

The restoration of the Nacoochee slave dwelling and development of the African American Heritage Site on the SNCA campus were made possible by numerous private donors and public partners, including:

Appalachian Regional Commission
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Georgia DNR – historic Preservation Division
Georgia Mountain Regional Commission
Tennessee Valley Authority
White County Commission
White County Rotary Club

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans

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By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
2. Slave Dwelling Marker
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Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 34° 41.191′ N, 83° 40.562′ W. Marker is in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Georgia Route 255, on the left when traveling north. Marker located near the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millstones (here, next to this marker); Cooling Vat (a few steps from this marker); African American Heritage Site (a few steps from this marker); Slave Garden (a few steps from this marker); Emancipation Wall (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Joe Brown Pikes (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bishop Marvin A. Franklin (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sautee Nacoochee.
 
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Also see . . .  Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. (Submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Slave Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
3. Slave Dwelling Marker
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By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
4. Slave Dwelling (Back)
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By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
5. Slave Dwelling
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2021, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 12, 2021