Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Georgia Historical Society and Chieftains Museum, Inc. (Marker Number 57-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 34° 16.617′ N, 85° 10.215′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Parkway and Riverside Industrial Park, NE, on the left when traveling north on Riverside Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Riverside Parkway, Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker Major Ridge (here, next to this marker); Original Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 1.1 miles away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. 1.1 miles away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. 1.1 miles away); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. 1.1 miles away); Berry College (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
Regarding Chieftains. The Ridge, the white translation of his Cherokee name, fought with General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, where he was awarded the the rank of Major.
"Chieftains" is open as a museum.
Also see . . .
1. Major Ridge (ca. 1771-1839). A short biography of Major Ridge on the Georgia Encyclopedia Online. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home. Photos of the house and grounds. (Submitted on January 5, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Native Americans • Notable Buildings • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.