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New Echota Historical Site

Cherokee Nation Capital 1825 - 1838

One mile east of Calhoun, Georgia, on Highway 225

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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.