Historic Markers Across Georgia



Oothcaloga Mission



Marker ID: GHM 064-28
Location: North of Union Grove Rd on Belwood Rd just east of I-75
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 26.81    W 084° 54.871
  34.446833    -84.91451
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM2H4C
Oothcaloga Mission Marker  



Text:

The two-story portion of this house was the Oothcaloga Moravian Mission Station, serving this region of the Cherokee Nation from 1822 until 1833.John Gambold, whose grave lies 100 yards east was first missionary here.

Built in 1821by Joseph Crutchfield, and son to the Moravians in 1822, this house was an active church and educational center for Cherokee adults and children. Gambold died Nov. 9, 1827. He was followed by J.R. Schimidt (1827-28), Franz Eder (1828~29), and Henry G. Clauder (1828~38). Clauder served Moravian Cherokee for 6 years after white people occupied this building in 1833, following the Georgia land lottery of 1832.

GHM 064 -28 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISION 1959



 

 

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