Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Originator of the Cherokee Indian alphabet. Two miles east of this spot is New Echota, the last Indian capital in Georgia, where Sequoyah lived. Here was published the "Cherokee Phoenix," only newspaper edited in an Indian language. Indian cemetery is at New Echota where was signed important treaty ceding lands to the United States.
Location. 34° 31.818′ N, 84° 56.207′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wall Street (U.S. 41) and Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225), on the left when traveling south on North Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calhoun War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); New Echota Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cherokee Indian Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Site in Journalism New Echota (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Echota Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
Also see . . .
1. Cherokee Nation. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
2. Sequoyah Biography. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Communications • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 4. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.