New Echota State Historic Site

New Echota State Historic Site


Location:1 miles east of I-75 exit 317, in Calhoun.
Facilities:Visitor center, gift shop, nature trail, boat ramp.
Activities:Self-guided tour, fishing.
Special Features:In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota at the headwaters of the Oostanaula River. During its short history, New Echota was the site of the first Indian-language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the US Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self-government by an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi River, and the assembly of tribal members for removal west on the infamous Trail of Tears. Today, visitors can see several original and reconstructed buildings including the Council House, court house, print shop, and an 1805 store.
Address:1211 Chatsworth Hwy NE
Calhoun, GA 30701

Phone:706-624-1321
Web: gastateparks.org/info/echota
Size: 191 acres.

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