Use these links to assist in finding specific place names or other information by going directly to the pages of this blog.  This is not an exhaustive index; it is intended to simplify your research on this site.  Note that some names are in more than one section.

Please note that there is a site search function, using the button at the top left of this and many other pages.  It will enable you to find any name in this site.  [Unfortunately, for the mobile version, one must scroll all the way to the bottom of a section to find the search function.  The search function on the mobile version can be most quickly located by going to the Index section or the About section.  They are much shorter than the Home section, and you will be able to scroll very quickly to the bottom of each of them to find the search button.  Any search button you find anywhere on the site will search the entire site.]

Clicking on images found in the site pages will usually enlarge them for better viewing.

The Trail of Tears.

Sequoyah and how the Cherokee learned to read and write their own language.  The Cherokee Syllabary, What is a Syllabary?, The Lost Cherokee, Yonaguska, Katalsta Ridge.

Eastern Cherokee Treaty Signers.  A chronological and alphabetical list of the names of all Eastern Cherokee signers of treaties with the United States.  Some of their names appear in place names in the U.S.

How did Sequatchie Valley get its name?

The Turkeytown Treaty:  Betty’s Creek, Cat Creek, Jane Otter Creek, Mouse Mountain, Muskrat Creek, Old Mouse Creek, Otter Creek, Turkeytown; Cherokee treaties.

Counties in the US named for the Cherokee.

Legends and place names.  Briertown, Oologah, Wayah Gap.

Muskogean influence.

The legend of Kanasta [Connestee].

Connestee Falls, NC; street names translated, with pronunciations.

The case of Unawatti Creek: how names change.

The Curious Tale of Osenappa.

Links to audio and video in the Cherokee language.  See About.

Chenocetah Tower: photo and exact location.

Part One: Ellijay, Ellejoy, Elachee,  Salacoa, Talking Rock.

Part Two: Amicalola, Dahlonega, Turniptown, Unaka, Unicoi, Whitepath,

Part Three: Ball Ground, Ball Play, Chattahoochee, Conasauga, Coosa,  Coosawattee, Eastanollee, Echota, Etowah, Hightower, Kennesaw, Nacoochee, Oostanaula, Sautee, Tallulah, Terrora, Toccoa, Yonah.

Part Four: Asgini, Chestatee, Cohutta, Doublehead, Ducktown, Fightingtown, Frogtown, Hemp Top, Hemptown, Hiawassee, Hiwassee,  Ocoee,  Quanassee Path, Skeenah, Walasiyi, Yahoola.

Part Five: Elachee, Ellijay, Ellejoy, Four Killer Creek, Qualla, Satolah, Satula, Sixes, Tuckaleechee, Tuckaluge, Warwoman.

Part Six: Brasstown, Cartecay, Cateechee, Chatuge, Chattooga, Chauga, Chechero, Chestuee, Chenocetah, Chicherohe,  Choastea, Choestoe, Ellijay, Frogtown, Gumlog, Hiawassee, Hiwassee, Issaqueena, Jocassee, Lula, Lulah, Noontootla, Notalee, Nottely, Stecoah, Stekoa, Talona, Tallulah, Terrora, Tiger, Track Rock, Tugalo, Tugaloo, Waleska, Walhalla, Yonah.

Part Seven: Alarka, Aquone, Briertown, Coneross, Coosa, Creek Indians, Cullasaja, Kanati, Keowee, Ochesee, Oconaluftee, Oconee, Selu, Seneca, Stand Watie, Tickanetley, Tuckasegee.

Part Eight: Adairsville, Armuchee, Beaverdam, Birdtown, Buffalo Creek, Cheoah, Cheohee, Cherry Log, Chesquaw, Chisca, Connesena, Hickory Log, Iotla, Jore Mountains, Oothkaloga, Pine Log, Qualatchee, Slickrock, Soque, Stecoah, Stekoa, Suli, Tahkeyostee, Tahlequah, Tallulah, Tellico, Tulula.

Part Nine: Cartoogechaye, Chatuge, Cowee, Echoe, Estatoah, Jore Mountains, Nikwasi, Shooting Creek, Tanasi, Tesnatee, Tessentee, Watauga.

Part Ten: Ahaluna, Chilhowee, Citico, Cataloochee, Cullowhee, Currahee, Curry He, Ela, Eufaula, Euharlee, Judaculla, Junaluska, Juttaculla, Nantahala, Nickajack, Saunook, Savannah, Soco, Suches, Suwanee, Swanee River, Swannanoa, Tallassee, Tomotla, Tomotli, Tuskee, Tuskegee, Tusquitee.

Part Eleven: Agana, Catoosa, Chucky, Coco, Coker, Connestee, Coyatee, Coytee, Inadu, Kai-a-tee, Mouse Creek, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Nolichucky, Notchy, Oconastota, Oolenoy, Ooltewah, Ottaray, Red Clay, Standing Indian, Toxaway, Tamassee, Tanasee, Tanasi, Tennessee, Turkeytown, Wasulu, Waucheesi, Wayah.

2 thoughts on “Index

    • ETOWAH: There was a Cherokee town called “I-ta-wa.” Once again, no one has any idea of what the original meaning was, and it probably wasn’t Cherokee. It may have come from a Catawba word for the long-leaf pine tree, but that is mostly speculation; Eutaw is a possible variation of the Catawba word, if the speculation holds up. Eutaw, Alabama, took its name from the Battle of Eutaw Springs, in what is now Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Down in Forsyth County, Georgia, southeast of Ball Ground, is Hightower, and that “Hightower” is probably the same Cherokee word. In Towns County [GA], near the North Carolina line, there is Hightower Bald and Hightower Gap; not very far away is Hightower Creek. Other Hightowers may come from an English family name.

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