Menlo in Chattooga County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Last Indian Agent
A religious man, he is said to have financed the first missionary to the Cherokees. He was appointed U.S. Indian Agent to the Cherokees by President Monroe Mar. 3, 1825 and served until the Cherokees were driven out of Georgia. For his services he was granted 3,000 acres of land in Chattooga County.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 027-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1993.
Location. 34° 27.693′ N, 85° 29.031′ W. Marker is in Menlo, Georgia, in Chattooga County. Marker is on State Highway 337. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1106 Hwy 337, Menlo GA 30731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alpine, Georgia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Barry Springs Indian Stockade (approx. 2.6 miles away in Alabama); Arthur "Tarzan" White (approx. 6.9 miles away in Alabama); Chattooga County (approx. 7.8 miles away); Boyles Yard Turntable Named Summerville Railroad Turntable (approx. 7.9 miles away); Summerville, Georgia (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Couey House (approx. 8 miles away); The A. A. Miller Dam (approx. 8.6 miles away in Alabama).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.