Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Station

Marker ID: GHM 093-6
Location: Aururia Rd at Tanner Dr, north of Auraria
County: Lumpkin
Coordinates: N 34° 29.321    W 084° 01.212
  34.48868333    -84.0202
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4EXV
The Station  Marker  


This is the site of one the forts or stations used by the United States round up the Cherokee Indians for their removal to western reservations. General Winfield Scott, commander of the troops used to assemble and protect the Indians in that period, and his headquarters here at one time.

It is believed that Federal troops also used this station as early as 1830 to guard the gold mines from intruders-Indians or Whites-until the question of ownership of the territory was established.

GHM 093-6 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1953