Historic Markers Across Georgia



New Echota Cherokee National Capital



Marker ID: GHM 064-29
Location: Off Ga 225 at New Echota parking area, NE of Calhoun
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 32.456    W 084° 54.574
  34.540933    -84.90956
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD14
New Echota Cherokee National Capital Marker  



Text:

The sprawling town of New Town which had Stood here since 1819 was designated the seat Of government for the Cherokee Nation in A legislative act of 1825 and it was renamed New Echota for a former principal town in Tennessee. In its short history New Echota Was the site of the first Indian language Newspaper office, a court case which carried To the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest Experiments in national self-government for An Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east ofthe Mississippi, and the assembly of Indians for removal west.

GHM 064-29 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1962



 

 

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