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Near Hartwell in Hart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Center of the World”

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“Center of the World” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. “Center of the World” Marker
Inscription. This was Ah-Yeh-Li A-Lo-Hee, the Center of the World, to the Cherokee Indians. To this assembly ground, from which trails radiate in many directions, they came to hold their councils, to dance and worship which were to them related functions, and to barter their hides, furs and blankets for the trade goods of the white men from Augusta and other settlements. At one time there was a move to establish here the Hart County seat. This site was also a noted roost in the days when the now extinct passenger pigeons migrated here in the autumn in such numbers that “their weight broke the tree limbs.”
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 073-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 19.687′ N, 82° 58.097′ W. Marker is near Hartwell, Georgia, in Hart County. Marker is at the intersection of Hartwell Street (U.S. 29) and Marsh Lane, on the right when traveling north on Hartwell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartwell GA 30643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee Assembly Ground (here, next to this marker);
“Center of the World” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
2. “Center of the World” Marker
The marker and the D.A.R. boulder marking the "Center of the World."
Veterans of All Wars (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hart County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hart County Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hart County World War II & Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hart County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hart County World War I Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Broken V (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartwell.
 
Additional keywords. Birds
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
“Center of the World” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. “Center of the World” Marker
Looking northeast on US Highway 29 toward Hartwell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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