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Chief Vann House


LOCATION: Chatsworth, GA.

Home of James and Joseph Vann,  on the Chieftains Trail in Nortthwest GeorgiaThe "Showplace of the Cherokee Nation" tells the world about the home of one of the richest men in the Western Hemisphere at the dawn of the 19th century, an intemperate mixed-blood trader named James Vann, and his family. They were an instrumental force in the Cherokee Renaissance that occurred between 1792 and 1828, allowing Christian missionaries to teach the Cherokee children.

In 1819 President James Monroe spent a night in the home, then owned by 19-year old Joseph Vann.

The Federal-style home has been beautifully restored with authentic colors and period furniture, an a museum has recently been added

Highlight: The cantilevered staircase that still shows the spot where the Georgia Guard tried to smoke out a squatter.

Time: Allow two hours for your visit.

Next stop clockwise: Fort Mountain State Park Chatworth
Next stop counterclockwise New Echota State Park Calhoun

 

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