Historic Markers Across Alabama



Sequoyah



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 11 (Gault Ave.) @ AL Hwy 35 in City Park
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 34° 26.615    W 085° 43.199
  34.44358333    -85.71998333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

(1760-1843) Born in Tennessee, Sequoyah moved to Wills Town (DeKalb County, Alabama) area of the Cherokee Nation in 1818.

Here, in 1821, he invented an 86 symbol alphabet providing the Cherokees with the only written Indian language in the United States.







End of Sequoyah