Historic Markers Across Alabama



Sequoyah



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 72, 5 mi. west of Scottsboro
County: Jackson
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

1760-1843. Inventor of system of characters representing syllables in Cherokee language. This give them the only written Indian language. Adopted here at Sauta in 1822, Cherokees used new written language to print the Bible, hymns and a newspaper named Cherokee Phoenix.







End of Sequoyah