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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Calhoun, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Gordon County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Gordon County, GA (75) Bartow County, GA (129) Cherokee County, GA (6) Floyd County, GA (43) Gilmer County, GA (9) Murray County, GA (24) Pickens County, GA (11) Walker County, GA (371) Whitfield County, GA (85)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  CherokeeCounty(6) Cherokee County (6)  FloydCounty(43) Floyd County (43)  GilmerCounty(9) Gilmer County (9)  MurrayCounty(24) Murray County (24)  PickensCounty(11) Pickens County (11)  WalkerCounty(371) Walker County (371)  WhitfieldCounty(85) Whitfield County (85)
Calhoun is the county seat for Gordon County
Calhoun is in Gordon County
      Gordon County (75)  
ADJACENT TO GORDON COUNTY
      Bartow County (129)  
      Cherokee County (6)  
      Floyd County (43)  
      Gilmer County (9)  
      Murray County (24)  
      Pickens County (11)  
      Walker County (371)  
      Whitfield County (85)  
 
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1Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-19 — Battle of Lay's Ferry
May 14, 1864. A contingent from Sweeny's (2d) div., 16th A.C. [US] made a crossing here in pontoon boats, but on a rumor of Confederate crossings upstream, it withdrew. May 15. The division, supported by Welker's Artillery [US], crossed in force . . . Map (db m13865) HM
2Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 15 — Calhoun DepotThe War Years - 1861 - 1865 — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
The present depot at Calhoun, Georgia, originally called Oothcalooga Station, opened about 1853 and served passengers and commerce for over a century. During the 1840's, Irish immigrants had constructed the Western & Atlantic Railroad tying . . . Map (db m142934) HM
3Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Calhoun War Memorial
(north face) Calhoun (west face) Confederate Memorial Battle of Resaca fought near here May 14 and 15, 1864 (east face) Calhoun Honors Her World War Heroes 1917—1918 (south . . . Map (db m87048) WM
4Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-16 — Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864.
Gen. J.E Johnston’s three Corps, [CS] after 2 days of battle at Resaca -- outflanked by superior Federal forces -- withdrew S. Hood’s Corps marched by a road 1 mile E.; Polk’s & Hardee’s on direct road to Calhoun -- Polk continued to Adairsville. . . . Map (db m19279) HM
5Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Cherokee Indian Memorial
Erected in honor of the Cherokee Nation by the United States Government in 1931 on the site of New Echota, last capital of the Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River. The Cherokee Nation, composed of twenty thousand people, occupied . . . Map (db m65817) HM
6Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-14 — Gordon County
This county was named for William Washington Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered the practice of law and was a pioneer in the railroad field in this State. He was the founder and first . . . Map (db m19295) HM
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7Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchErected 1860
Circuit Riders 1847-1853 Formally established 18 October 1853 1st Painted Church in Northwest Georgia Only Church Where Union and Confederates Worshipped Together in Same Service During the War – April 1864 Union Field . . . Map (db m60026) HM
8Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Historic Site in JournalismThe Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation of Indians established the first Indian-language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, on this site in 1828. Edited by Cherokee Elias Boudinot and later by Elijah Hicks, the Cherokee Phoenix was printed bi-lingually in the . . . Map (db m65819) HM
9Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-18 — Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson
May 16, 1864, Walker's div. of Hardee's A.C. [CS], having delayed McPherson's troops (15th & 16th A.C.) [US], at Lay's Ferry ( 3.25 mi. N.W.) the day before, was joined here by 2 division ~ Bate's and Cleburne's [CS]. Deploying on both sides of . . . Map (db m13919) HM
10Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-12 — Lay’s Ferry
Lay’s or Tanner’s Ferry, Oostanaula River, was 1.5 mi., S. W. of this point ~ access road thereto no longer existing. May 14, 1864, Sweeny’s (2d) div. 16th A. C. [US] moved to Lay’s Ferry & effected crossing by one brigade but a false rumor . . . Map (db m57575) HM
11Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Liberty Church Grounds
In May 1864, while on its way to Kennesaw and Atlanta Campaigns, the Army of the North seiged Liberty Church and grounds for use as a field hospital. During the occupation numerous soldiers suffered the trauma of amputation. These body parts . . . Map (db m60027) HM
12Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-29 — New EchotaCherokee National Capital
The sprawling town of New Town which had stood here since 1819 was designated the seat of government for the Cherokee Nation in a legislative act of 1825 and it was renamed New Echota for a former principal town in Tennessee. In its short history . . . Map (db m67572) HM
13Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-30 — New Echota Cemetery
On the hilltop, 100 yards to the south, is the cemetery for the village of New Echota. The marked graves are those of Pathkiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation until his death in 1827 and a colonel in Morgan's regiment in the War of 1812, . . . Map (db m11570) HM
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14Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-31 — New Echota Ferry
The head of the Oostanaula River is formed 200 yards northeast by the confluence of the Coosawattee and the Conasauga Rivers. The passage of travelers and freight along the Tennessee Road was served at this point by a ferry operated by the . . . Map (db m11057) HM
15Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-25 — Richard Peters Plantation
May 16, 1864 Williams’ 1st & Geary’s 2d divs., 20th A. C. [US], crossed the Coosawattee at McClure’s Ferry near Pine Chapel, & night of the 17th, reached this cross-roads -- Buschbeck’s brigade of Geary’s div. camping on the Peters plantation. . . . Map (db m30560) HM
16Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-34 — Roland HayesJune 3, 1887 - January 1, 1977
Roland Hayes, the first internationally renowned African-American classical singer was born in Gordon County and performed at this site, the former Calhoun High Auditorium. Hayes opened doors for African - American concert and opera performers and . . . Map (db m13916) HM
17Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Sequoyah
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. . . . Map (db m87047) HM
18Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — The Calhoun Depot
Constructed in 1847 by the Western & Atlantic Rail Road Purchased by the City of Calhoun 1990 Roof Donation by the Calhoun Woman's Club 1991 Renovated by the City of Calhoun 1996/97 Construction Project Manager Councilman . . . Map (db m87057)
19Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-33 — Trail of Tears
The New Echota Treaty of 1835 relinquished Cherokee Indian claims to lands east of the Mississippi River. The majority of the Cherokee people considered the treaty fraudulent and refused to leave their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, North . . . Map (db m10051) HM
 
 
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Dec. 7, 2022