Day 66 – North Georgia Highlands

Day 66 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Tellico Lake

We started the day driving south toward Georgia.  On the way, we stopped at Tellico Lake.  The lake was formed by damming the Little Tennessee River.  The land surrounding it was once owned by the Cherokee Indians and its capital, Tanasi, (the word from which Tennessee evolved) stood nearby.  I was hoping to see a memorial of eight stone pillars commemorating the eight posts that supported the tribe’s meeting house, but I only found a reconstructed fort with another school bus in the parking lot.  Apparently the week before Thanksgiving week is a good time for field trips!