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Local Area Attractions

New Echota Cherokee National Historic Site

New Echota Historic Site,

Cherokee National Capital, is a piece of Georgia?s past and a part of

United States history we should never forget. Come and see the

beautifully reconstructed capital of the Cherokee Indian Nation,

actually in its original location. New Echota is listed on the National

Register of Historic Places, and has been designated a National

Landmark by the National Park Service. Explore the museum showing how

the Cherokee people tried to integrate into our society, as well as try

to run a government other than ?tribal law?. The Treaty of New Echota

in 1835 sealed the fate of the Cherokees, for this is where the ?Trail

of Tears? began, when the Cherokee People were removed to eastern

Oklahoma in 1838. The result was the death of about 4,000 Cherokees.

Barnsley Gardens

Barnsley Gardens

is 30 acres of English style gardens surrounding the ruins of the once

grand manor house built by Englishman Godfrey Barnsley in the 1840?s.

The Gardens include water and bog gardens, a fernery, rockeries, the

woodland garden with native and exotic rhododendrons, an orchard with

heirloom varieties of fruit trees, a small boxwood garden with a 12

foot fountain in the center. A long flower border, behind the ruins

displays perennials and annuals that bloom all summer and into the

fall. A redwood arbor provides the ideal spot to grow climbing roses.

The former kitchen wing of the manor house, which dates back to

1842, is now a small museum with exhibits about the Barnsley family and

the restoration of the gardens.

Calhoun Designer Outlet Center

Over 30 shops offering quality merchandise with no department store

markup. Calhoun?s newest shopping experience, the Calhoun Designer

Outlet Center, is a great place to spend the afternoon shopping for

priceless treasures for you, your family, and your home. There is

something for everyone, from the garage to the bedroom.

Prater?s Mill Country Fair

Prater?s Mill Country Fair is held twice a year--Mothers Day weekend

and the second weekend in October. The fair is an arts and crafts

festival held in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair.

Southern foods, canoeing, pony and horseback rides, on-stage

entertainment, and 150 talented artists and craftsmen make the fair fun

for the entire family. The historic Grist Mill is in operation,

grinding wheat and corn.

Rome, Georgia

Few Southern cities can boast the beauty and charm of Georgia?s

Rome. Tucked between the foothills of the ancient Appalachian and Blue

Ridge Mountains, Rome is a city that has passionately preserved its

past and delights in sharing it with her visitors. Among the many

things to see are: Boswell Cabin, Cotton Gin, Fort Norton, Chieftains

Museum, Rome City Hall and Capitoline Wolf, Historic District, the City

Clocktower and Clocktower Museum, Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Martha Berry

Museum and Art Gallery, Oak Hill, Marshall Forest, Oakdene Historic

District, and Rome Area Museum.

Chief Vann House Historic Site

The Chief Vann House Historic Site

is a two-story classic mansion is one of the best-preserved Cherokee

plantation homes. Built by James Vann in 1804, it was the first brick

home within the Cherokee Nation.