Trahlyta's Grave

Trahlyta's Grave (HM61H)

Location: Dahlonega, GA 30533 Lumpkin County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 37.65', W 83° 57.283'

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This pile of stones marks the grave of a Cherokee princess, Trahlyta. According to legend her tribe, living on Cedar Mountain north of here, knew the secret of the magic springs of eternal youth from the Witch of Cedar Mountain.

Trahlyta, kidnapped by a rejected suitor, Wahsega, was taken far away and lost her beauty. As she was dying, Wahsega promised to bury her here near her home and the magic springs. Custom arose among the Indians and later the Whites to drop stones, one for each passerby, on her grave for good fortune.

The magic springs, now known as Porter Springs, lie 3/4 miles northeast of here.
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HM NumberHM61H
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number093-3
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 229118 N 3835706
Decimal Degrees34.62750000, -83.95471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 37.65', W 83° 57.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 37' 39.00" N, 83° 57' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 US-19, Dahlonega GA 30533, US
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