→At this point, just north of the safest ford in the Chattahoochee River, the first white settlers in this area built their campfires in 1822. A trading post was soon established on the site and Indians traded gold nuggets and gold-dust to the settlers for merchandise. The first Nacoochee post office was established at the trading post with Charles Williams, son of one of the first settlers, serving as Postmaster for more than 50 years. To this same site in 1838 soldiers gathered the Indians from surrounding valleys and highlands to begin their "Trail of Tears" to the West.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Trail of Tears series.|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 252712 N 3841013|
|Decimal Degrees||34.68126667, -83.69916667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 40.876', W 83° 41.95'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 40' 52.56" N, 83° 41' 57.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1552-1570 Unicoi Turnpike, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, US|
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