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Rossville's John Ross House has been named to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's 10 Places in Peril list for 2011.

The group released the list, which also includes a schoolhouse in Floyd County, this morning. The trust compiles the list annually to raise awareness of Georgia's "historic, archaeological and cultural resources ... that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy."

The Trust's website says the Ross House was listed because settling of the building has been "compromising the construction" of it. The site says the Chief John Ross House Association maintains the site but the association has "an aging membership" and "no local preservation support."

The building was built in 1797 by trader John McDonald and later was the home of Cherokee leader John Ross.

It's the second year in a row that the U.S. 27 corridor in Northwest Georgia has been represented on the list. Last year's list include Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens in Chattooga County.

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