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Historic Site in Journalism

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
1. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription.  The Cherokee Nation of Indians established the first Indian-language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, on this site in 1828. Edited by Cherokee Elias Boudinot and later by Elijah Hicks, the Cherokee Phoenix was printed bi-lingually in the Sequoyan Syllabary adopted by the Cherokees, and in English, during the period 1828-1834.

Marked this 30th day of October, 1971.
 
Erected 1971 by Sigma Delta Chi, Professional Journalistic Society.
 
Location. 34° 32.447′ N, 84° 54.575′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker can be reached from Georgia Route 225 half a mile from Newtown Church Road NE, on the right when traveling east. The plaque is on a wall in an open courtyard at the entrance of the visitor’s center at the New Echota Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); New Echota (a few steps from this marker); Cherokee Indian Memorial (a few steps from this
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By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
2. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
The open courtyard at the entrance to the visitor's center at New Echota Historic Site.
marker); New Echota Ferry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Echota Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Sequoyah (approx. 1.7 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oostanaula River Bridges (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
More about this marker. Other markers, mostly commemorative plaques, also adorn the wall.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsNative Americans
 
Elias Cornelius Boudinot image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Elias Cornelius Boudinot
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
4. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
The marker is accessible by walking from the parking lot, along SR 225, towards the visitor's center. It hangs in an open courtyard just to the left of the railing at the end of the walk.
 

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