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Rome, Georgia
County of Floyd.
80 Chatillon Road
National Register Number: 71000273
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: GA-7 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum: 706-291-9494.
Web Site: ngeorgia.com/site/chieftains.shtml.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 7, 1973):
Built around 1794, a hand-hewn log cabin was purchased by Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader, sometime before 1819 and is incorporated into the present larger house. Ridge himself made the first additions in 1827-28. Ridge operated a ferry and trading post, was the speaker of the Cherokee National Council, and was a significant advocate of modifying Cherokee ways with Anglo-American culture.

The landmark recently completed architectural restoration plan report and is sending it for NHL files.

Sewer line that was of concern in 2006 is apparently no longer a problem.

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