East Ellijay in Gilmer County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1838 — 1868
were assembled at this site in
preparation for the evacuation
to Oklahoma Territory on
The Trail of Tears
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
Location. 34° 41.098′ N, 84° 28.387′ W. Marker is in East Ellijay, Georgia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 515 and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north on State Route 515. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Oak Street, Ellijay GA 30540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilmer County War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gilmer County (approx. 0.9 miles away); David Bailey Freeman - The Youngest Confederate Soldier (approx. 0.9 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cartecay Methodist ChurchOakland Academy (approx. 6 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 8 miles away); The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Article from the Fort Wiki on Fort Hetzel. (Submitted on October 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Park Service Cherokee Removal from Georgia Final Report (2005) (.pdf). See pages 40-43 on Fort Hetzel. (Submitted on October 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.