John Ross House

Lake Ave. and Spring St., Rossville, Georgia

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Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in August 2010

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Description 

Two-story square-timbered log house, home of the Cherokees' most prominent leader who led his people for forty years as chief executive and primary diplomat. He became Chief in 1828, led the delegations of protest and resistance to the policies of removal, and ultimately led the Cherokee Nation in exile beyond the Mississippi on the "Trail of Tears". -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1973
Reference number
73000647
NR name
Ross, John, House
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Native American; Politics/Government; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1830; 1838

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2010: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • July 9, 2010: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt

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