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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

New Echota

Cherokee National Capital

 
 
New Echota Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 27, 2008
1. New Echota Marker
Inscription.  

The sprawling town of New Town which had stood here since 1819 was designated the seat of government for the Cherokee Nation in a legislative act of 1825 and it was renamed New Echota for a former principal town in Tennessee. In its short history New Echota was the site of the first Indian language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self-government for an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi, and the assembly of Indians for removal west.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 34° 32.456′ N, 84° 54.574′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker can be reached from Chatsworth Highway/Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225) one
New Echota Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, May 19, 2018
2. New Echota Marker
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mile east of Interstate 75. Marker is located at the parking area adjoining the Museum at the New Echota Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1211 Chatsworth Highway, Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Site in Journalism (a few steps from this marker); Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Cherokee Indian Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hicks/McCoy House Sites (within shouting distance of this 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Echota Historic Site. (Submitted on September 16, 2008.)
2. New Echota. Wikipedia article detailing the history of the town and the Cherokee Nation. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
New Echota Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
3. New Echota Marker
The parking lot can be seen in the background and, beyond that, SR 225 heading east.
New Echota Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
4. New Echota Marker
A couple of the 12 original and reconstructed buildings at the New Echota site can be seen from the parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022