Help us “Connect the Dots” in Cherokee County before the Highway Destroys them Forever!
Things that may seem insignificant to you could lead to a major break-through in Cherokee County history.
Much of the early history of Cherokee County, Georgia happened along Cumming Highway (SR 20). Early on it was called “Alabama Road” and many small communities were located along the road. One notable community was the Buffington community, about five miles east of Canton. This community developed around a Cherokee Removal fort named Fort Buffington.
Fort Buffington was one of the earliest forts built related to the “Removal” or “Trail of Tears”, as it was later called. Its location has been lost for over 100 years but we believe it has been located. A conclusive archaeological excavation could take years and we do not have time on our side… the Highway 20 Improvement Program will destroy the site before excavation could be completed.
There is a chance that other evidence is out there to confirm the site and you may have it in an old album or shoe-box!
Please review the two lists below.
The first list is a list of family names that go back as far as the 1820’s or 1830’s.
The other list is a list of places or things that may be mentioned in family papers, or early newspapers, or captured in old photographs that you or a family member may have tucked away. These may have been passed down through the years even if your present family name is different than those listed. Your relative in Oregon, New York, or Minnesota might have something. It could even be something you purchased at a Yard Sale!
If you feel that you have anything related to these names or places, please contact us. Things that may seem insignificant to you could lead to a major break-through in connecting the dots and lines of Cherokee County history.
If you can connect a name from Column 1 with a reference to something from Column 2, you may have found a very special connection!
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Thomas, especially Jefferson Thomas
Wilson and Cate
Places / Structures / Letters / Diaries/ Stories / Photographic References
“Old (Family) House”
Spring / Well
“Old Oak Tree”
Horse and Wagon
Horse and Building
Cherokee County, Georgia
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