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New Echota Cherokee Capitol.
Copyright: - Georgia State Parks
New Echota Cherokee Capitol.
Description - In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota. A thriving town, this governmental seat became head- quarters for the small, independent Indian nation that once covered present-day northern Georgia, western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and northeastern Alabama.

A remarkable development in the Cherokees' progress came in 1821 when a written form of their language was adopted. In 1828, New Echota's resourceful natives began printing a newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix, in both Cherokee and English. Although these Native Americans patterned their government and lifestyle after the white man, they were uprooted from their land in 1838 and removed westward during the infamous Trail of Tears.

This park is located in the Highlands region of Georgia.

Recreation - Today, visitors can see several original and reconstructed buildings, as well as a film in the site's museum. Guests can tour the Supreme Courthouse, the Council House, the restored 1828 home of missionary Samuel A. Worcester, Vann's Tavern and a Cherokee homestead. In the reconstructed print shop, visitors can even see a sheet of the Cherokee's bilingual paper printed on a Washington hand press.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations in northern Georgia.

Location - Located one mile east of I-75 exit #131 on Ga. Hwy. 225.

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Contact Information:
New Echota State Historic Park, 1211 Chatsworth Highway NE , Calhoun, GA, 30701, Phone: 706-624-1321

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Georgia's Historic Sites -
Highlands Region - This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous.

Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website


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