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This Day in Georgia History

July 26, 1827

Cherokee Nation Adopted Constitution

Meeting at the Council House in New Echota near present-day Calhoun, representatives of the Cherokee Nation adopted a national constitution patterned after that of the United States and made New Echota the national capital. At the time, the Cherokee Nation consisted of areas of northern Georgia and Alabama, southern Tennessee, and western North Carolina - although most of the Cherokees lived in Georgia.