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Fayetteville

The Ridge House

In 1839 this house served as a refuge for Sarah Bird Northup Ridge and her children, after the assassination of her Cherokee husband, John Ridge. Fayetteville`s oldest house stands as a post Trail of Tears Site commemorating The John Ridge Family and all those who were forced to leave their homes in the East and travel to Indian Territory over a trail of tears. As Fayetteville`s oldest standing residence The Ridge House remains a historic site in Fayetteville. Built in 1836, historic home of Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge, widow of John Ridge is the oldest home standing in Fayetteville offering living history tours and is open by appointment only.