Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Cherokee Nation



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Location: in the Riverside Park on Riverside Rd, Roswell, Ga.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 00.427    W 084° 20.735
  34.00711666    -84.34558333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMM5H7
The Cherokee Nation Marker  



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The Cherokee Nation

"You asked us to throw off the hunter and warrior state: We did so - you ask us to form a republican government, We did so - adopting your own as a model. You asked us to cultivate the earth, and learn the mechanic arts: We did so. You asked us to learn to read: we did so. You asked us to cast away our idols in worship your God: we did so." - John Ridge.

In the end, it was not enough.


Dedicated on July 19, 2014
Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society



 

The Cherokee Nation

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Explore more:
Roswell Historical Society: Roswell Cherokee Memorial
Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Trail of Tears

 

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