This log structure is an original Cherokee tavern that was built by James Vann, a wealthy Cherokee merchant and plantation owner. This and several other northwest Georgia taverns served travelers along the Federal Road, which was the main route through the area until the coming of the railroad in the early 1850s. Photo Courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources
During the the Cherokee Indians lived in hand crafted log buildings and farmed the land. The capital of the Cherokee Nation was located in New Echhota in the North Georgia Mountains. They lived in peace until the Trail of Tears when they were rel
On Saturday about 60 members of the Trail of Tears — Oklahoma Chapter honored Electa Crittenden. At the base of her tombstone is a bronze plaque engraved with the words “In honor of one who endured the forced removal of the Cherokees in
Chief Vann house, Chatsworth GA, Home of James Vann, built in Vann was one of the wealthiest Cherokee in the early nineteenth century. Vann was bannished from this home as a result of the Indian Removal Act but was compensated for his losses.