John Ross Home

John Ross Home (HM86S)

Location: Rossville, GA 30741 Walker County
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N 34° 58.876', W 85° 17.098'

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This comfortable two-story log house was the home of Cherokee Chief John Ross from boyhood until he went west over the "Trail of Tears," losing his Indian wife enroute. Although only one-eighth Indian himself, Ross was the elected "Principal Chief" of the Cherokee Nation for 40 years and their advocate for justice for 57 years. He voluntarily chose exile with his people. In the war of 1812, Ross served with a regiment of Cherokees under Gen. Andrew Jackson against the Creek allies of the English. This house was built in 1797 by John McDonald, grandfather of John Ross.
HM NumberHM86S
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Trail of Tears series.
Marker Number146-12
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 656543 N 3872309
Decimal Degrees34.98126667, -85.28496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 58.876', W 85° 17.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 58' 52.56" N, 85° 17' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Spring St, Rossville GA 30741, US
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