Chief John Ross Memorial Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member queenofthehill
N 34° 15.346 W 085° 10.453
16S E 668110 N 3792023
Quick Description: A fancy new pedestrian footbridge over the Oostanaula River, near the site of Chief John Ross's home. Ross was chief of the Cherokee at the time of the Trail of Tears.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 6:50:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM460Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ar_kayaker
Views: 58

Long Description:
The second paragraph of the sign ends with “It is named after John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indian Nation at the time of Rome’s founding in 1834. Chief Ross maintained a large plantation and home on the west side of the Oostanaula River and operated a ferry at the headwaters of the Coosa River.”

The Oostanaula, which this bridge spans, joins the Etowah River just below here to form the Coosa. Just a couple of miles further up the Oostanaula was the home of Major Ridge. For a discussion of the roles of Ridge and Ross in the removal, see
(visit link)

If you go up West Third St. there is a nice new parking lot for the "Heritage Trail System". Take the stairs to the top of the levee and you will come out right at the bridge.
Routes: Bell Route

Address if available:
end of 3rd Ave., behind the Forum arena
OR trail parking on W. 3rd St. across from tennis complex
Rome, GA US

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