That rather odd intersection with its business island is going to be leveled to make way for a planned major improvement to Second Avenue — and traffic flow. Meanwhile, just down the street and also opposite to Floyd Medical Center, the Charles Hight Square shopping complex is slowly taking shape.
That’s going to wind up as a lot of visual change within a couple of years in a rather small area that sees many, many Floyd Countians drive past it daily. They’ll notice this when it is done ... then soon forget what was there before.
Just as today, driving past, very few realize that this entire part of town once held the homestead and corn fields that were part of the plantation of Principal Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation. And that was less than 200 years ago.