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Menlo in Chattooga County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Last Indian Agent

 
 
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By Judith Barber, January 14, 2012
1. Last Indian Agent Marker
Inscription. Hugh Montgomery, born in S.C. Jan. 8, 1769, is buried here. He was employed in 1786 to survey the line between Franklin Co. and the Cherokee Nation. He represented Jackson Co. in the Ga. Legislature in 1807-11 and in the State Senate 1812-18 and 1823-35.

A religious man, he is said to have financed the first missionary to the Cherokees. He was appointed U.S. Indian Agent to the Cherokees by President Monroe mar. 3, 1825 and served until the Cherokees were driven out of Georgia. For his services he was granted 3,000 acres of land in Chattooga County.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 027-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 27.693′ N, 85° 29.031′ W. Marker is in Menlo, Georgia, in Chattooga County. Marker is on State Highway 337. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1106 Hwy 337, Menlo GA 30731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chattooga County (approx. 7.8 miles away); Town Of Mentone (approx. 10 miles away in Alabama); Site of Cherokee Council Tree
Last Indian Agent Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
2. Last Indian Agent Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 337 toward the town of Menlo.
(approx. 10.5 miles away in Alabama); Former Site Of Battelle (approx. 10.6 miles away in Alabama); Site of the Willstown Mission (approx. 11.3 miles away in Alabama); First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sardis Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Last Indian Agent Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
3. Last Indian Agent Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 337 at the Alpine Presbyterian Church; the Alabama State Line is less than three miles away.
Last Indian Agent Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
4. Last Indian Agent Marker
The Alpine Presbyterian Cemetery, where Montgomery is buried, is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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