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Historical Markers in Chatsworth, Georgia

Clickable Map of Murray County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Murray County, GA (24) Fannin County, GA (5) Gilmer County, GA (10) Gordon County, GA (75) Whitfield County, GA (85) Bradley County, TN (56) Polk County, TN (16)  MurrayCounty(24) Murray County (24)  FanninCounty(5) Fannin County (5)  GilmerCounty(10) Gilmer County (10)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  WhitfieldCounty(85) Whitfield County (85)  BradleyCountyTennessee(56) Bradley County (56)  PolkCounty(16) Polk County (16)
Chatsworth is the county seat for Murray County
Chatsworth is in Murray County
      Murray County (24)  
      Fannin County (5)  
      Gilmer County (10)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Whitfield County (85)  
      Bradley County, Tennessee (56)  
      Polk County, Tennessee (16)  
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1 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — "God's Acre"Springplace Mission Cemetery
—Surrounding you underneath are the graves of these nine people as well as those of several unknown individuals. "I visited this burial place just at the close of a calm, clear summer evening, when the sun was sending back his last . . . Map (db m181849) HM
2 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Anna Rosina Kliest GamboldMay 1, 1762 - February 19, 1821
"As she walked out in the fields, she taught her joyous flock the lessons of wisdom from the great book of nature spread open before them." Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1762, missionary Anna Rosina Kliest was described as . . . Map (db m181960) HM
3 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-4 — Chief Vann House
Built of locally made brick in 1804, this house, the finest in the Cherokee Nation, was the home a Town Chief, James Vann, son of a Scotch trader, Clement Vann, and his wife, a Cherokee chieftain's daughter. Around his home were several of his . . . Map (db m18595) HM
4 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway
The purpose of a scenic byway is to preserve the natural beauty along the designated route. A byway can be designated under one or more of the six “intrinsic qualities” defined by the Federal Highway Administration. The . . . Map (db m123774)
5 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-12 — De Soto in Georgia
In May 1539 Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with over 600 people, 220 horses and mules, and a herd of swine reserved for famine. Fired by his success in Pizarro's conquest of Peru, De Soto had been granted the rights, by the King of Spain, to . . . Map (db m27273) HM
6 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-9 — Forks of the Old Federal Road Reported missing
The Old Federal Road, leading across the Indian Country from the Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens, branched at this point toward Knoxville and Nashville. The right turn led northward into Tennessee via Chatsworth and Tennga, while the . . . Map (db m180558) HM
7 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-2 — Fort Gilmer
One hundred yards east is the site of Fort Gilmer, built in 1838 to garrison U.S. troops ordered to enforce the removal from this region of the last Cherokee Indians under terms of the New Echota treaty of 1833. One of seven such forts erected . . . Map (db m33860) HM
8 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Fort Mountain
The mountain to the west is Fort Mountain (Elevation 2,840’), which is part of the Cohutta Mountain Range. “Cohutta” is an English translation of a Cherokee word. It means “a shed roof supported on poles” and describes how . . . Map (db m123776)
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9 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Fort Mountain State Park
This ancient stone fortification, 885 feet in length, and the land on the crest of this mountain, 2832 feet above sea level, was given to the State of Georgia for the establishment of Fort Mountain State Park by Ivan Allen public spirited . . . Map (db m11572) HM
10 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Legends of Fort MountainThe Moon-Eyed People / Prince Madoc of Wales
Legends of Fort Mountain: The Moon-Eyed People While some legends equate the moon-eyed people withe the descendants of Prince Madoc, Cherokee legends tell of the moon-eyed people that inhabited the Southern Highlands before they arrived. . . . Map (db m11590) HM
11 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-11 — Murray County
Murray County, Created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee, originally contained Whitfield, Walker, Catoosa, Dade and part of Chattooga Counties. Settled by people from Tenn., N.C., and Ga., it was named for Thomas Walton Murray (1790-1832). A . . . Map (db m12326) HM
12 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Mystery Shrouds Fort Mountain
The trail to the north of this site leads to the mysterious and prehistoric wall of loose rocks from which Fort Mountain takes its name. Many generations of explorers, archaeologists, geologists, historians and sight-seers have wondered about the . . . Map (db m46359) HM
13 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-7 — Old Federal Road<------<<<<
The route veering southeastward is a remnant of the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia’s earliest vehicular way and the first thoroughfare linking Tennessee and Georgia across the Cherokee Nation. Permission to open the highway was granted by the . . . Map (db m33869) HM
14 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-8 — Old Federal Road
The earliest vehicular and postal route from northwest Georgia was the Federal Road, which led from the southeast Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens, Georgia to Tennessee; a Y-shaped thoroughfare, it forked at Ramhurst toward Knoxville . . . Map (db m18603) HM
15 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — 105-1B — Old Holly Creek P.O.
May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.D. Cox’s Div., 23d A.C., [US] having crossed the Conasauga River at Hogan’s Ford, 2 mi. S. of Tilton, camped at or near Holly Creek P.O., in this vicinity. May 17. Learning that 20th Corps troops [US] had usurped the . . . Map (db m19147) HM
16 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Principal Chief Charles Renatus Hicks1767 - 1827
Charles R. Hicks was one of the most influential Cherokee leaders of the early 19th century. Born in 1767 at Tomatly on the Hiawassee River, he was the son of a white trader named Nathan Hicks and a Cherokee woman of the wolf clan named Nancy Broom. . . . Map (db m182201) HM
17 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Springplace Moravian Mission & School
"The day at Springplace began with all students up and dressed and kneeling in prayer. After breakfast, school was in session until lunch. The students spent the hours until late afternoon helping with various tasks around the . . . Map (db m181848) HM
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18 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — The Moravian Mission to the Cherokee Indians
The Moravian Mission to the Cherokee Indians was erected near this spot on the Tellico Trail 1801 • 1931Map (db m181845) HM
19 Georgia, Murray County, Chatsworth — Wright Hotel
National Register of Historic Places Wright Hotel Built 1909 Chatsworth Downtown Historic DistrictMap (db m199907) HM
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Apr. 21, 2024