Major Ridge Home
New Echota Historical Site
Cherokee Nation Capital 1825 - 1838
One mile east of Calhoun, Georgia, on Highway 225
by Paul Ridenour email
Location of Elias Boudinot's house. Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and several others signed the Treaty of New Echota in 1835 in his house. John Ridge and Stand Watie signed the treaty in March 1836 in DC.
Replica of the Council House
Replica of printer
Replica of Supreme Court
Joe Vann's actual tavern - moved to New Echota
Joe's tavern store - The small drive-thru window at middle left was for those not worthy of going inside
Room where Joe Vann slept with original fireplace
Samuel Worcester's actual home - Samuel was a missionary and close friend of Elias Boudinot
It was inevitable that the Cherokees had to leave Georgia. Whites outnumbered them six to one and were stealing their homes, land, and gold.