Historic Markers Across Georgia

Major Ridge

Marker ID:  
Location: at the Chieftains Museum, 501 Riverside Parkway, Rome
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 16.611    W 085° 10.207
  34.27685    -85.17011666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM5VBZ
Major Ridge Marker  


Principal Chief of the Cherokee tribe of the Indians, moved to this spot about 1794 and built this dwelling

Modernized by later owners. His ferry and trading post made this farm a tribal center. Here was negotiated final treaty for the Cherokee removal, 1835 -- 1838.

WPA 1936