Springplace Mission-GHM-105-1A-Murray Co., GA.
Posted by: Sprinterman
N 34° 45.671 W 084° 48.960
16S E 699887 N 3848732
Quick Description: Located: Ga 52 Alt just east of Ga 225 west of Chatsworth
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2008 3:06:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM3CJM
Southward from this spot stood this famous mission, founded in 1801 by Moravian Brethren from Salem, N.C.
The first school among the Cherokees, this mission continued until 1833, and added much to their remarkable advancement.
Here were taught many leaders of the Cherokee Nation. One was Elias Boudinot, later editor of the "the Cherokee Phoenix."
The work begun here was not abandoned with the forced removal of the Cherokees, but was transferred to New Springplace, in Oklahoma.
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: 105-01a
Sponsor: Not listed
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