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New Echota Historic Site

 
1211 Chatsworth Hwy. NE Calhoun, GA 30701
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New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation and was where the tragic “Trail of Tears” officially began. In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota at the headwaters of the Oostanaula River. During 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 by an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi River, and the assembly of Indians for removal west on the infamous Trail of Tears.

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A Weekend Escape From The City - GA

Sample Native American history, explore the wildlife, tour museums, and enjoy a little heart-pumping adventure on this fun two-day road trip. It's an easy drive from Atlanta and surrounding suburbs!
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Melissa B.
Feb. 22, 2014
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Saturday, Feb 22nd, Tony and I went to Georgia to do a little hiking at Fort Mountain State Historic Park...and we passed this Historic Site on Rt 52...
Mick D.
Dec. 26, 2013
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We had a trip to the Vann House on our radar for quite some time. They do an annual candle-lit tour of the house and a few buildings on the grounds. And...
Ryter G.
July 20, 2013
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The Good: Very interesting and well-maintained historical site. It's a good place to visit and encounter history "in the flesh". The Bad: If you have a...
 
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Come see the capitol of the Cherokee Nation. You will find lots of historic buildings and artifacts.
 
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Keep up with the Friends of New Echota at www.friendsofnewechota.org to learn about upcoming events and exciting accomplishments for the site!
 
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Had a great time. Early fall afternoon and a nice walk.
 
 
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