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Trahlyta's Grave



Marker ID: GHM 093-3
Location: US 19 at Ga 60 junction, north of Dahlonega
County: Lumpkin
Coordinates: N 34° 37.650    W 083° 57.301
  34.6275    -83.95501666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D1V
Trahlyta's Grave Marker  



Text:

This pile of stones marks the grave of a Cherokee princess, Trahlyta. According to legend her tribe, living on Cedar Mountain north of here, knew the secret of the magic springs of eternal youth from the Witch of Cedar Mountain. Trahlyta, kidnapped by a rejected suitor, Wahsega, was taken far away and lost her beauty. As she was dying, Wahsega promised to bury her here near her home and the magic springs. Custom arose among the Indians and later the Whites to drop stones, one for each passerby, on her grave for good fortune. The magic springs, now known as Porter Springs lie 1/4 mile northeast of here.

GHM 093-3 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1953



 
This pile of stones marks the grave of a Cherokee princess, Trahlyta
Trahlyta's Grave


 

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