Dr. Elizur and Esther Butler, Missionaries to the Cherokee Indians

Dr. Elizur and Esther Butler, Missionaries to the Cherokee Indians (HM224F)

Location: Rome, GA 30165 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.1', W 85° 21.733'

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Buried in the grave sixty feet south of this point is Esther Post Butler. Born in Connecticut on September 15, 1795, Post married Dr. Elizur Butler, physician and minister, in October 1820. The Butlers were sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to Brainerd and then to Creek Path, before arriving at the Haweis Mission, near Rome, in 1826. Mrs. Butler died in 1829 after eight years of service to the Cherokees.
Two years later Dr. Butler was arrested for residing in the Cherokee Nation without taking an oath of allegiance to the State of Georgia and obtaining a license from the Governor. Sentenced, with Samuel Worcester, to four years of hard labor in the State penitentiary at Milledgeville, he was pardoned by Governor Wilson Lumpkin in 1833, almost a year after the United States Supreme Court nullified the law under which the missionaries were arrested. Upon his release, Dr. Butler returned to the Mission at Haweis, but was forced to move the following year. In addition to attending the Cherokees during the Removal, Dr. Butler served the missions at Red Clay, Park Hill, and Fairfield and the Cherokee Female Seminary prior to his death in Arkansas in 1857.
HM NumberHM224F
Year Placed1967
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 650805 N 3791274
Decimal Degrees34.25166667, -85.36221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.1', W 85° 21.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 6" N, 85° 21' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6056 Alabama Hwy, Rome GA 30165, US
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