Chieftains (HM9QB)

Location: Rome, GA 30161 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 16.617', W 85° 10.215'

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At this house's core is the 1790s log home of Major Ridge (c.1771-1839), a leader in the Cherokee Nation. His 223-acre plantation supported numerous outbuildings, orchards and slaves while the family served as ferryboat operators and merchants. It was here the council negotiated the Treaty of New Echota in 1835, which promised the Cherokees landcompensation for voluntarily moving to Oklahoma. Their forced removal became known as the "Trail of Tears." Ridge knew death was imminent for selling tribal lands but believed the treaty to be the only means to save his people. He, his son, and nephew weremurdered in 1839.
HM NumberHM9QB
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Trail of Tears series.
Marker Number57-1
Year Placed2000
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Chieftains Museum, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 668433 N 3794379
Decimal Degrees34.27695000, -85.17025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 16.617', W 85° 10.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 16' 37.02" N, 85° 10' 12.90" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 702 Heritage Park Trail, Rome GA 30161, US
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