Old Districts

Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the Cherokee Nation be organized & laid off into districts, and to be bounded as follows:--

1st. The First District shall be called by the name of CHICKAMAUGEE, and be bounded as follows; beginning at the mouth of Aumuchee creek, on Oostennallah river, thence north in a straight course to a spring branch between The Island and Raccoon Village; thence a straight course over the Lookout Mountain, where the heads of Will's and Lookout creeks oppose against each other on the Blue Ridge, thence a straight course to the main source of Raccoon creek and down the same into the Tennessee river and up said river to the mouth of Ooletewah creek, and up said creek to take the most south eastern fork, thence a southern course to the mouth of Sugar creek, into the Cannasawgee river, and down the said river to its confluence with Oostennallah river, and down the same to the place of beginning.

2d. The SECOND DISTRICT shall be called by the name of CHATTOOGEE, and be bounded as follows; beginning at the mouth of Raccoon creek, in the Tennessee river, and down the said river to the boundary line, commonly called Coffee's line, and along said line where it strikes Will's creek, and down the said creek to its confluence with the Coosa river, and thence embracing the boundary line between the Cherokees & Creeks, run by Wm. M'Intosh and Cherokee Commissioners appointed by their respective Nations, running south eastwardly to its intersection with Chinibee's Trace, and along said trace leading eastwardly by Avery Vann's place, including his plantation, and thence on said trace to where it crosses the Etowah river at the old ford above the fork, and down said river to its confluence with Oostannallah river, and up said river to the mouth of Aumuchee creek, and to be bounded by the First District.

3d. The THIRD DISTRICT, shall be called by the name of COOSAWATEE, and bounded as follows; beginning at the widow Fool's Ferry on the Oostannallah river, where the Alabama road crosses it, along said wagon road eastwardly; leading towards Etowah town to a large creek above Thomas Pettit's plantation, near to the Sixes, and up said creek, north eastward, to its source; thence a straight course to the head of Talloney creek, up which the Federal road leads, thence a straight course to the head source of Potatoe Mine creek ; thence a straight course to the head of Clapboard creek ; thence a straight course to the most southern head source of Cannasawgee river ; thence a northwestern course to Cannasawgee river and to strike opposite to the mouth of Sugar creek into the Cannasawgee river, and to be bounded by the first and second Districts.

4th The FOURTH DISTRICT, shall be called by the name of AMOAH, and be bounded as follows; beginning at the head source of Cannasawgaee river where the third District strikes the said source; thence eastwardly a straight course to Spring Town above Hiwassee Old Town; thence to the boundary line run by Colonel Houston, where it crosses Sloan creek ; thence westwardly along said line to the Hiwassee river thence down said river into the Tennessee river, and down the same to the mouth of Oolatewah creek, and to be bounded by the first and third Districts.

5th. The FIFTH DISTRICT shall be called by the name of HICKORY LOG, and shall be bounded as follows; beginning at the head of Potatoe Mine creek, on the Blue Ridge, thence to where Cheewostoye path crosses said ridge, and along said path to the head branch of Frog Town creek, and down the same to its confluence with Tahsantee; thence down the same to the Shallow wagon ford on said river above the standing Peach Tree; thence westward along said wagon road leading to ____________ Town, where it crosses Little river a fork of the Etowah river and down the same to its confluence with Etowah river, and down the same in a direct course to a large creek, and up said creek to where the road crosses it to the opposite side, and to be bounded by the third district.

6th. The SIXTH DISTRICT shall be called by the name of ETOWAH, and be bounded as follows; beginning on the Chattahooche river at the shallow wagon ford on said river, and down the same to the Buzzard Roost where the Creek and Cherokee boundary line intersects the said river; thence along said boundary westwardly, to where it intersects Chinibee's trace, and to be bounded by the fifth and third districts, leaving Thomas Pettit's family in Etowah district.

7th. The SEVENTH DISTRICT shall be called by the name of TAUQUOHEE and be bounded as follows; beginning where Col. Houstons' boundary line crosses Slare's creek, thence along said boundary line south eastwardly to the Unicoy turnpike road, and along said road to where it crosses the Hiwassee river, in the Valley Towns; thence a straight course to the head source of Coosa creek, on the Blue Ridge above Cheewostoyeh, and along said Ridge eastwardly, where the Unicoy turnpike road crosses it; and thence a direct course to the head source of Percimmon creek ; thence down the same to the confluence of Tahsantee and the Frog Town creek ; and to be bounded by the third, fourth and fifth districts.

8th. The EIGHTH DISTRICT shall be called by the name of AQUOHEE, and be bounded as follows; beginning where the seventh district intersects the Blue Ridge, where the Unicoy turnpike road crosses the same; thence eastwardly along said Ridge to the Standing Man, to Col. Houston's boundary line, thence along said line to the confluence of Nnateyalee, and Little Tennesse [sic] river ; thence down the same to Tallassee village, thence along said boundary line westwardly, to where it intersects the Unicoy turnpike road; and to be bounded by the seventh district; and that each district shall hold their respective councils or courts, on the following days, viz;

The first Mondays in May and September, for Chickamaugee district; and on the
Second Mondays in May and September, for Chattoogee district; & on the
First Mondays in May and September for Coosewattee district; and on the
Second Mondays in May and September, for Amoah district; and on the
First Mondays in May and September for Hickory Log district; and on the
Second Mondays in May and September, for Etowah district; and on the
First Mondays in May and September for Aquohee district; and on the Second Mondays in May and September for Taquohee district; and each of the councils or courts shall sit five days for the transaction of business at each term.
By order of the council and committee,

CH. R. HICKS.