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FIRST CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY SITE

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DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT REMAINS OF THIS ONCE IMPRESSIVE BUILDING ARE THREE BRICK COLUMNS. DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1887, THE FEMALE SEMINARY WAS THE CENTER OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE CHEROKEE NATION AFTER REMOVAL. THE SEMINARY WAS PROPOSED BY CHIEF JOHN ROSS IN 1846 AND CONSTRUCTION BEGAN SOON AFTER. IT OPENED IN THE SPRING OF 1851. AFTER THE FIRE, THE FEMALE SEMINARY WAS REBUILT IN TAHLEQUAH, CLOSER TO THE POPULATION CENTER OF THE CHEROKEE NATION. TODAY, THE THREE COLUMNS SERVE AS FOCAL POINTS OF THE CHEROKEE CULTURAL CENTER. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 4/30/74

NR ID Number 74001658

Historic Name

FIRST CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY SITE

Current Name

CHEROKEE CULTURAL CENTER

Project Name 

Latitude 35.86648
Longitude -94.95328

Address

MURRELL HOME ROAD, 3 MILES SE OF TAHLEQUAH

City

TAHLEQUAH VICINITY

County

CHEROKEE

County code

021

Lot

Block

Section 15

Township

T16N

Range

R22E
Type SITE
Historic Function  EDUCATION
Current Function MUSEUM
Area Significance 1 ETHNIC HISTORY: NATIVE AMERICAN
Area Significance 2
Architect / Builder UNKNOWN
Date Prepared  NOVEMBER, 1973
Year Built 1847-1851
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style N/A
Roof Material  N/A
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material  N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Detail N/A
Condition RUINS

 
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