The Paulding County Historical Society is hosting the Trail of Tears Association July 14th, 2012, 10:30 am at the Second Baptist Church of New Hope, 44 Bobo Road, Dallas, Georgia. The speaker will be Mark Millican. His topic is John Sevier's Raids into Georgia in the late 1700s.
The Church is the white frame building on the right at the corner of Bobo Road and Dallas Acworth Hwy. 381 in New Hope. The New Hope Second Baptist Church was built in1886 on the New Hope Church Battlefield and has trenches on the property that were dug by the Confederate soldiers during the battle that took place from May25th to June 4th of 1864. Across the road is the historic New Hope Cemetery which was the site of the original New HopeChurch destroyed during the battle and the burial site of many who died fighting there.
The Trail of Tears Association was created to support the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail established by an act of Congress in 1987. The TOTA is dedicated to identifying and preserving sites associated with the removal of Native Americans from the Southeast. The Association consists of nine state chapters representing the nine states that the Cherokee and other tribes traveled through on their way to Indian Territory. Our meetings are free and open to the public. You need not have Native American ancestry to attend our meetings, just an interest and desire to learn more about this fascinating and tragic period in our country's history. For more information about the TOTA, visit the National TOTA website at www.nationaltota.org and the Georgia Chapter website at www.gatrailoftears.org. For more information about the July meeting, contact Leslie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 770-757-0931.
The Paulding County Historical Society
Event: Trail of Tears Meeting
Event Date: 14-July 12 (Single Day Event)