The Chief Vann house is a stately reminder of a grim event in America's history. James Vann was a native Cherokee leader who believed natives should assimilate into American culture. Practicing what he preached, Vann owned land and slaves and built the house that still stands today. In spite of his assimilation efforts, Vann's family was forced to give up their land and evacuate with the rest of the Cherokee tribe in a march to Oklahoma known as the Trail of Tears. Visitors now can tour the home and its grounds, which include an informative visitor's center.
Enjoy the Outdoors at
Because Chatsworth is located in the mountainous North Georgia area, there are plenty of good opportunities for outdoor recreation close to town to make a short getaway or a staycation a reality. One of these options is the Fort Mountain State Park, located on Fort Mountain itself and comprises nearly 4,000 acres of total land area for use by park visitors. Camping is a popular activity, and whether roughing it is your style or not, there are both cottages and miles of backcountry available for you to lay your head after a day of hiking, biking, or horseback riding.