Chief Vann House Historic Site

 
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During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ½-story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father.

In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings, a remarkable “floating” staircase, a 12-foot mantle and fine antiques.

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GPS Coordinates:

N 34.763937 | W -084.822056
Located 3 miles west of Chatsworth at the intersection of Highways 225 and 52-A.


Address
82 Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County
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Phone
706-695-2598

Your State Parks Day - Ride the (Split) Rails
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Chief Vann House Historic Site
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite historic site & park on this special day. Join local FFA members as they help repair and replace the miles (it seems) of rail fencing we have surrounding the Vann plantation. Special afternoon tours for volunteers provided...  Free for Volunteers. 706-695-2598.
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 until Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Chief Vann House Historic Site
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation...  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.