US-19 & GA-60 junction N. of Dahlonega, Georgia
Photo taken by pam phillips in September 2015
+34.62747, -83.9549934°37'39" N, 83°57'18" W
This pile of stones marks the grave of a Cherokee princess, Trahlyta. According to legend her tribe, living on Cedar Mountain north of here, knew the secret of the magic springs of eternal youth from the Witch of Cedar Mountain. Trahlyta, kidnapped by a rejected suitor, Wahsega, was taken far away and lost her beauty. As she was dying, Wahsega promised to bury her here near her home and the magic springs. Custom arose among the Indians and later the Whites to drop stones, one for each passerby, on her grave for good fortune. The magic springs, now known as Porter Springs, lie 3/4 mile northeast of here.
093-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953
- November 18, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates" & "Street View"
- September 6, 2015: Added by pam phillips
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