Historic Markers Across Georgia

New Echota Ferry

Marker ID: GHM 064-31
Location: Ga 225 at New Echota parking area NE of Calhoun
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 32.47    W 084° 54.492
  34.541166    -84.9082
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD12
New Echota Ferry Marker  


The head of the Oostanaula River is formed 200 yards from northeast by the confluence of the Coosawatte and the Conasauga Rivers. The passage of travelers and freight along the Tennssee Road was served at this point by a ferry operated by the Cherokee Indians, principally by Alexander McCoy from 1819 through 1835.

GHM 064-31 Georgia Historical Commission 1962