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Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The Chief Vann House in Spring Place, Georgia is all decorated for Christmas. A local photographer, Benny Huggins,  caught these images and shared them with a friend of mine. I just had to share them on my blog. My home town, Chatsworth, Georgia was in the heart of the Cherokee nation. Just outside of Chatsworth you will find the Chief Vann House. Cherokee Chief James Vann built this lovely home in the early 1800s. He lived there for five years before his death, then it passed on to his son, Rich Joe Vann.  But the Trail of Tears took many Cherokees away from North Georgia on a forced march to Oklahoma. Rich Joe's family was among the native Americans forced from the mountains they loved so much.  The Chief Vann house was in disrepair for many years. But in 1958 the state of Georgia purchased the property and began to restore it. It is a beautiful home, filled with the colors of nature. Friends of the Chief Vann House is a Facebook page where you can find out more about the house and special events that are held on the property. If you are ever in North Georgia, step back in time and visit the Vann House.

1 comment:

Mrs R said...

Arlene, what a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing.