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Nacoochee Valley (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
tate board of health organized......June 9, 1875 New constitution adopted......July 25, 1877 Confederate monument unveiled at Augusta......Oct. 31, 1878 Legislature votes bounties to soldiers who had lost limbs in the Confederate service; appoints a commission to regulate railroad charges, and adopts a State flag......July-October, 1879 Macon and Brunswick Railroad sold at auction by the State for $1,125,000......Jan. 13, 1880 Nugget of gold weighing over a pound found in Nacoochee Valley......spring of 1880 Revision of State code regulating time for voting by the electoral college......1880 International cotton exposition held at Atlanta......Oct. 5–Dec. 31, 1881 One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of Savannah celebrated......Feb. 13, 1883 Governor Stephens dying, is succeeded by James S. Boynton, president of the Senate......March 5, 1883 Legislature prohibits Sunday excursion trains......1883 General local option law passed by legislat
Fort William (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
...Feb. 5, 1736 Fort on St. Simon's Island at Frederica, as marked out by Oglethorpe, begun......Feb. 19, 1736 John Wesley first preaches at Savannah......March 7, 1736 Fort St. Andrews erected on Cumberland Island by Highlanders, and Fort William planned......1736 Treaty ending hostilities between Spanish and English colonies, and referring all disputes as to boundaries between Georgia and Florida to the home governments......Oct. 27, 1736 Oglethorpe appointed general of forces ien; and Frederica, covering the settlements on St. Simon's Island and the Altamaha; and Col. William Stephens chosen president of Savannah......April 15, 1741 Nine Spanish vessels, attempting to enter Amelia Sound, are repulsed by cannon of Fort William, on Cumberland Island, aided by armed schooner of fourteen guns and eighty men......June 21, 1742 Spanish squadron of thirty-six vessels enters St. Simon's harbor in spite of battery of fort and a few English ships, lands about 500 men with
re miles, in 137 counties. Population, 1890, 1,837,353; 1900, 2,216,331; capital, Atlanta. De Soto enters the State from Florida; travels northeast through the pine barrens, erects a cross of wood near the Ocmulgee; hears from Indians on the Etowah of gold to the north, and proceeds westward to the Mississippi, entering Alabama by the Coosa......1540 Tristan de Luna, with 300 Spaniards, spends the summer in what is now Habersham county, searching for gold......1560 Jean Ribault, of Dieppe, with two ships fitted out by Gaspard de Coligni, high admiral of France and leader of Huguenots, anchors off mouth of Satilla, discovers Altamaha River, Ossabaw Sound, and the Savannah River......May, 1562 Second expedition, sent out by Coligni, three ships under Rene de Laudonnier. anchor in St. Andrew's Sound......June, 1564 Land between lat. 31° and 36° N., and westward to the ocean, granted by first charter of Charles II. to the lords proprietors of Carolina......March 24, 1663
Cherokee, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
and distributed by lottery to the people of Georgia......April, 1831 Rev. Samuel A. Worcester and Elizur Butler, M. D., missionaries to Cherokees, refusing oath of allegiance to Georgia, are imprisoned in State penitentiary......Sept. 16, 1831 Supreme Court of the United States pronounces authority assumed by Georgia unconstitutional, declares void laws depriving Indians of their rights, and orders release of missionaries......March, 1832 Gospel of Matthew printed at New Echota in Cherokee language......1832 Altamaha and Brunswick Railroad, 12 miles long, commenced......1832 Anti-tariff convention meets at Milledgeville......Nov. 12, 1832 Imprisoned missionaries pardoned by Governor Lumpkin......Jan. 14, 1833 John Forsyth appointed Secretary of State......June 27, 1834 William Schley elected governor, recommends a State lunatic asylum at Milledgeville and geological survey......November, 1835 Treaty at New Echota between United States and Cherokee nation f
Colorado (Colorado, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
by Wayne......May 21, 1782 Orders received by Sir James Wright at Savannah for evacuation of the province......June 14, 1782 Seat of provincial government removed to Ebenezer, headquarters of General Wayne, where Assembly meets......July 1, 1782 Savannah evacuated by British; Col. James Jackson selected to receive the keys......July 11, 1782 Executive council establish themselves in Savannah, and legislature convenes......July 14, 1782 Last blood of Revolution shed in Georgia, Col. John Laurens, killed in a skirmish at Combahee Ferry......Aug. 27, 1782 General Pickens and Colonel Clarke drive a party of marauding Tories from settlement on Etowah into Florida......Oct. 17, 1782 General McIntosh, John Houstoun, and Edward Telfair appointed agents to adjust the northern boundaries......Feb. 15, 1783 Treaty ratified at Augusta; Creeks cede country west of Tugaloo, including headwaters of Oconee River......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8,
Etowah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
to Ebenezer, headquarters of General Wayne, where Assembly meets......July 1, 1782 Savannah evacuated by British; Col. James Jackson selected to receive the keys......July 11, 1782 Executive council establish themselves in Savannah, and legislature convenes......July 14, 1782 Last blood of Revolution shed in Georgia, Col. John Laurens, killed in a skirmish at Combahee Ferry......Aug. 27, 1782 General Pickens and Colonel Clarke drive a party of marauding Tories from settlement on Etowah into Florida......Oct. 17, 1782 General McIntosh, John Houstoun, and Edward Telfair appointed agents to adjust the northern boundaries......Feb. 15, 1783 Treaty ratified at Augusta; Creeks cede country west of Tugaloo, including headwaters of Oconee River......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8, 1783 Franklin and Washington counties laid out on land ceded by the Creek Indians......February, 1784 Executive council notified of ratification by Congress of tr
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ard Tel-fair, and a few others appropriate to colonial use 500 lbs. of powder from King's magazine......May 11, 1775 Lyman Hall, delegate from parish of St. John to Continental Congress, arrives at Philadelphia with present for patriots in Massachusetts of 160 barrels of rice and £ 50......May 13, 1775 Other delegates from the State not taking their seats in Congress, Georgia, except parish of St. John, is placed under ban of colonial intercourse by Continental Congress......May 17, 1775 Ship Juliana leaves Savannah with gift of sixty-three barrels of rice and £ 120 in specie for Massachusetts......June 1, 1775 Governor Wright having issued orders for celebration of King's birthday, Liberty people spike the cannon on the bay, dismount them, and roll them to the bottom of bluff......June 2, 1775 First liberty-pole in Georgia erected at Savannah, on King's birthday......June 5, 1775 Claim of George Galphin, a prominent and liberal trader, audited before governor and a
Dahlonega (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ker county between Creek Indians on their way to join the Seminoles, and Georgia militia......July 3, 1836 Wesleyan Female College, the oldest for women in the United States, chartered......1837 United States branch mint opened at Dahlonega, Lumpkin county......1837 Southern convention, 180 delegates from five States, at Augusta for establishing direct trade with Europe......April 2, 1838 Cherokee Indians, 1,560 in number, escorted out of Georgia to Ross Landing, Tenn., by Georgia mon passed (yeas, 208; nays, 89)......Jan. 19, 1861 [Alexander H. Stephens and Herschel V. Johnson vote nay.] Members of Congress from Georgia withdraw......Jan. 23, 1861 Iverson withdraws from the Senate......Jan. 28, 1861 Mint at Dahlonega seized by Confederate authorities of Georgia......Feb. 28, 1861 Georgia adopts Confederate constitution......March 16, 1861 Georgia adopts a State constitution......March 23, 1861 Governor Brown by proclamation forbids the people of Ge
nt from Savannah to Fort Argyle on Ogeechee River, previously garrisoned by rangers......June, 1733 Public designation of town and wards with religious exercises; town court of record established, first session of magistrates held, and first jury in Georgia impanelled......July 7, 1733 Forty Jews arrive at Savannah, sent by the committee appointed by the trustees......July, 1733 Trustees prohibit rum in Georgia......Aug. 11, 1733 Forty-two families of Salzburgers, sent from Augsburg, Bavaria, by the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, settle at Ebenezer......March 17, 1734 Oglethorpe sails for England, leaving Thomas Causton in authority......April 7, 1734 Ten persons, under Rev. Gottlieb Spanzenberg, sent over from Saxony to begin a Moravian settlement in America, locate on north side of the Ogeechee River, near Fort Argyle......January, 1735 Fifty-nine Salzburgers under Mr. Vat, twenty-two British emigrants, and some Indian chiefs whom Oglethorp
Ocmulgee (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
of a Scotchman by a half-breed Creek, an enemy to the Americans and acknowledged head of the Creeks; McGillivray with eight warriors accompanies Willet to Philadelphia and New York, when a treaty is concluded, ceding land south of Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers......Aug. 13, 1790 Two brass cannon, taken at Yorktown, are presented to the Chatham artillery of Savannah, by General Washington, in appreciation of their part in his reception in Savannah; one bears the inscription, Surrendered by the 50,000 and stipulation that the Indian title to lands in Georgia should be extinguished by United States, but no time for completion of contract is specified......April 24, 1802 Treaty at Washington; Creek Indians cede land between Oconee and Ocmulgee to the United States......Nov. 14, 1805 First session of legislature at Milledgeville, the new capital......1807 Battle between Georgia volunteers under Col. Daniel Newman and Lotchaway and Alligator Indians in east Florida......Oct. 5,
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