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Chattooga County Historical Markers

Chattooga County


  • Marker: Chattooga County
  • Location: Formerly located at the Chattooga County Courthouse, Summerville, Ga.

CHATTOOGA COUNTY

Chattooga County was created by Act of Dec. 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties. It was named for the river which flows through county, called Chattooga by the Cherokee Indians. Sequoyah (George Guess or Gist), inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet, was born and lived for some time near Alpine in Chattooga County. First County Officers, commissioned February 5, 1839, were: G.T. Hopkins, Clerk Superior Court; I.N. Bibb, Clerk Inferior Court; W.T. Gellet, Sheriff; I. McNeally, Coroner.

027-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956