"Center of the World" historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
"Center of the World" historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Hart County
Cherokee Indians--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Hart County, Hartwell, 34.3528825, -82.932087
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 29 2.9 miles southwest of courthouse in Hartwell
Text of marker: ""CENTER OF THE WORLD". This was Ah-Yeh-Li A-Lo-Hee, the Center of the World, to the Cherokee Indians. To this assembly ground, from which trails radiate in many directions, they came to hold their councils, to dance and worship which were to them related functions, and to barter their hides, furs and blankets for the trade goods of the white men from Augusta and other settlements. At one time there was a move to establish here the Hart County seat. This site was also a noted roost in the days when the now extinct passenger pigeons migrated here in the autumn in such numbers that "their weight broke the tree limbs." 073-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_center-of-the-world
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_center-of-the-world
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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