This year, marks 180 years since the atrocity known as “The Trail Where They Cried” (The Trail of Tears). The Friends of New Echota request the honor of the Cherokee people’s presence at the Old Cherokee Capital known as New Echota State Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia on July 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This will be a day of healing, homecoming, and celebration of the Cherokee people’s history and heritage. All are welcome to participate. Please note this is not a powwow, but a homecoming. All buildings will be open for tours and volunteers will be available to answer questions. A food vendor will be onsite.
There will be parking off-site for all guests and buses will transport everyone to New Echota. Please bring a chair and/or blanket.
Below is accommodations information. A complete list can be found at http://www.ExploreGordonCounty.com.
Red Roof Inn & Suites
189 Jameson Street
Calhoun, Ga. 30701
(706) 629-8133 phone
(706) 629-7985 fax
Special Rate: $84.00 Must mention NEW ECHOTA to receive discounted price.
*Includes breakfast, pool use, laundry facility, and local restaurants within walking distance. The manager is Missy Cole. If the Red Roof Inn is already full, she can direct you to another hotel that will also honor the discounted rate.
Camping (Cabins, Tent & RV Sites):
A-OK Campground (2523 Red Bud Rd, NE Calhoun, Ga. 30701)
For the special rate: Call (706) 629-7511 or http://www.calhounaokcampground.com and use promo code NEW ECHOTA.
This homecoming is being held by FRIENDS OF NEW ECHOTA. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes all visitors and invites you to stop by our office at 300 S. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun during your stay. We look forward to meeting you!