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Floyd County Historical Markers

Major Ridge


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Major Ridge
  • Location: In front of "Chieftans," the Major Ridge home, at 501 Riverside Parkway, Rome

MAJOR RIDGE, PRINCIPAL CHEIF OF THE CHEROKEE TRIBE OF INDIANS, MOVED TO THIS SPOT ABOUT 1794 AND BUILT THIS DWELLING. MODERNIZED BY LATER OWNERS, HIS FERRY & TRADING POST MADE THIS FARM A TRIBAL CENTER. HERE WAS NEGOTIATED FINAL TREATY FOR THE CHEROKEE REMOVAL, 1835-1838

W.P.A. 1936