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Calhoun is in the Northwest High Country of Georgia and has this sort of idiosyncrasy in that it calls itself "The Land Of The Cherokee" even though there's hardly a Cherokee left standing, thanks to things like President Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act. But there was a time when it was the land of the Cherokee, after they had been pushed out of their former territory in modern day eastern Tennessee and western South Carolina by European Americans. Here they established a town called Ustanali and then an actual capital called New Echota where council meetings were held and a newspaper was printed using the syllabary that Sequoyah had created. By the 1830s though, they were forced out by Georgia and the command of Winfield Scott, with broken treaties of promised sovereignty in the Indian Territory that would become Oklahoma. New Echota is now preserved as a historic site near Calhoun.

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Calhoun is right off of I-75.

Downtown Calhoun Georgia

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Council House, New Echota, GA July 2017
  • 1 New Echota Historic Site, +1 706-624-1321. This historic site encompasses New Echota, the capital of the Cherokee Nation from 1825 to their forced removal in the 1830s.
  • 2 Resaca Battlefield Historic Site, 6 GA-136, Resaca, +1 706 624-1336. Supposedly the first major fight of the Georgia Campaign of the Civil War in 1864 with General William T. Sherman which shattered the Georgia's economic resources of the military power of the southern Confederacy. Battle_of_Resaca on Wikipedia
  • 3 Rock Garden, Calhoun, 1411 Rome Rd SW, +1 706 629-5470. A very strange place with miniature rock sculptures of things like the Coliseum and Notre Dame everywhere. Rock_Garden,_Calhoun on Wikipedia
Rock Garden Calhoun Cathedral and Castle







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