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Major Ridge Home

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home

501 Riverside Parkway
Rome, Georgia

http://www.chieftainsmuseum.org/chiefhistory.html

by Paul Ridenour email

Dottie and I were disappointed in not getting to meet the director Carey Tilley.  Thanks Debby Brown for the tour!


Several signs along the road leading to the home


New road sign - not put up yet


The home originally faced the Oostanaula River


Artist Pam Jeffries' rendition of Major Ridge's original log cabin home - circa 1820


Side of the house looking towards the Oostanaula River


The Oostanaula River


Original wood


Sarah Ridge's "Lizard" branding iron - Sarah is a daughter of Major Ridge.
The branding iron is owned by one of Dottie's relatives.


Same brand Major Ridge used - just not the same branding iron


The basement or cellar - yes, the house has a cellar!