Trail of Tears Began Here
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 32.458 W 084° 54.574
16S E 691829 N 3824124
Quick Description: It began here at the National Capital of the Cherokee Nation
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2007 7:01:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM2M22
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 59

Long Description:
Text of the marker:


The sprawling town of New Town which had stood here since 1819 was designated the seat of government for the new 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 New Echota was the site of the first Indian language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self-government for an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi, and the assembly of Indians for the removal west.
Routes: Bell Route

Address if available:
Calhoun, Georgia USA


Marker Website: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

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