Major Ridge Home
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home
501 Riverside Parkway
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
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!