Cherokee National CapitalThe sprawling town of New Town which had stood here since 1819 was designated the seat Of government for the Cherokee Nation in a legislative act of 1825 and it was renamed New Echota for a former principal town in Tennessee. In its short history New Echota was the site of the first Indian language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self-government for an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi, and the assembly of Indians for removal west.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 691830 N 3824120|
|Decimal Degrees||34.54093333, -84.90956667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 32.456', W 84° 54.574'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 32' 27.36" N, 84° 54' 34.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||706, 770|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1415-1663 Chatsworth Rd NE, Calhoun GA 30701, US|
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