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New Echota

Calhoun, Georgia
County of Gordon.
Route 225, 3 miles east of Calhoun
National Register Number: 70000869
Resource type: District.
Property type: Government - capitol. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: GA-9 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park and Museum; http://www.innerx.net/~newechota/.
Web Site: www.northga.net/gordon/echota.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 7, 1973):
New Echota was the first national capital of the Cherokees, established in 1825. Here the Indians adopted a republican legislature, published a newspaper, and established a supreme court, all based on Anglo-American precedent. It was here in 1835 that the Treaty of New Echota was signed, establishing the basic pretext for the final removal of the Cherokee to the West and the "Trail of Tears".

Condition:
Right of way/construction of planned TVA power line along Coosawatter River/Hwy 225 area.

There are no new changes indicated.


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