Historic Markers Across Georgia

Major Ridge

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


Major Ridge

Principal Chief of the Cherokee Tribe of Indians, moved to this spot about 1794 and built this dwelling. Modernized by later owners.

His ferry & trading post made this farm a tribal center. Here was negotiated final treaty for the Cherokee removal, 1835 – 1838

WPA 1936

Chieftains Museum and Marker
Major Ridge
Photo by David Seibert