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Near Ellijay in Gilmer County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home of Chief Whitepath

 
 
Home of Chief Whitepath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
1. Home of Chief Whitepath Marker
Inscription.  Home of the Cherokee Indian Chief Whitepath stood from 1800 to 1982, 338 yards S.W. of this marker. Aaron Pinson born Feb. 5, 1784 lived here from 1838 until his death Dec. 7, 1843
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
 
Location. 34° 44.397′ N, 84° 25.235′ W. Marker is near Ellijay, Georgia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 515 and Whitepath Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 515. There is a small pull off at the marker, heading north on GA-515 just before Whitepath Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellijay GA 30536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilmer County War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Gilmer County (approx. 4.7 miles away); David Bailey Freeman - The Youngest Confederate Soldier (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Hetzel (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cartecay Methodist Church
Statue of Chief Whitepath (standing). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Statue of Chief Whitepath (standing).
Located at the Trail of Tears Memorial Park in Hopkinsville, Kentucky where Chief Whitepath died and is buried.
(approx. 6.8 miles away); Oakland Academy (approx. 7˝ miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Fannin County (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellijay.
 
Regarding Home of Chief Whitepath. The cabin was moved, in 1995, to the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. It was relocated under the direction of Counte Cooley, a descendent of White Path.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Grave markers of Chief Whitepath & Sub-Chief Fly Smith. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Grave markers of Chief Whitepath & Sub-Chief Fly Smith.
Located at the Trail of Tears Memorial Park in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
View of marker stone looking across Georgia Highway 515 to Whitepath Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
4. View of marker stone looking across Georgia Highway 515 to Whitepath Road.
Tablet about Chief Whitepath & Fly Smith. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Tablet about Chief Whitepath & Fly Smith.
Located at the Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 332 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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