Cherokee Plantation (Fort Payne, Alabama)

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Cherokee Plantation
Cherokee Plantation Fort Payne Nov 2017 3.jpg
The house in November 2017
Cherokee Plantation (Fort Payne, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Cherokee Plantation (Fort Payne, Alabama)
Cherokee Plantation (Fort Payne, Alabama) is located in the US
Cherokee Plantation (Fort Payne, Alabama)
Location100 Cherokee Dr. N. E., Fort Payne, Alabama
Coordinates34°29′13″N 85°40′18″W / 34.48694°N 85.67167°W / 34.48694; -85.67167Coordinates: 34°29′13″N 85°40′18″W / 34.48694°N 85.67167°W / 34.48694; -85.67167
Area16 acres (6.5 ha)
Built1821 (1821)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #84000384[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 29, 1984
Designated ARLHJuly 16, 1976[2]

Cherokee Plantation is a historic house in Fort Payne, Alabama. The house was built in 1821 as a two-story log cabin by Andrew Ross, a judge on the Cherokee Supreme Court and brother of Principal Chief John Ross.[3] In 1834 a second log cabin was built connected to the rear of the original cabin, and a third was built to the northeast, separated by a breezeway.[4] Ross, being one-eighth Cherokee, was forced to leave his home in 1838 under the provisions of the Treaty of New Echota, of which Ross was a signatory; a portion of the Cherokee Trail of Tears passes in front of the house.[5]

The house passed to William W. McFarlane, who enclosed and expanded it further in 1845, giving the house its present Greek Revival appearance.[6] The Kershaw family made further modifications and renovations in the 1930s and 1960s.[4] Current owners, the Brewer family, have continued the renovations.[5] The house was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1976 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. February 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Andrew Ross Home Joins the Cabin Site and Mission Cemetery as the Third Trail of Tears Site in Fort Payne". Landmarks of DeKalb County. Archived from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Brewer, Stephen; Michael Bailey; Bob Gamble (February 13, 1984). "Cherokee Plantation". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived (PDF) from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Manning, Elizabeth. "The Homestead: Cherokee Plantation". Lookout Alabama (Spring 2014). Archived from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Rozema, Vicki (2007). Footsteps of the Cherokees (Second ed.). John F. Blair. p. 346. ISBN 0895874210. Retrieved May 18, 2014.