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Blythe Island (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
1851 By joint resolution the governor is requested to withdraw the block of marble bearing the inscription, The Constitution as it is, the Union as it was, contributed to the Washington monument, and substitute one bearing the State arms......Dec. 31, 1851 Formation of the Know-nothing or American party in Georgia......1852 Southern convention meets in Savannah......Dec. 12, 1856 Appropriation of $200,000 made by Congress for purchase of site for a naval depot at Brunswick on Blythe Island......Jan. 28, 1857 Howell Cobb appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 6, 1857 Governor Brown vetoes bill suspending forfeiture proceedings against banks for one year; the banks in Augusta and elsewhere resume specie payment......May 1, 1858 Georgia schooner-yacht Wanderer seized in New York on suspicion of being a slavetrader, but released.......June 16, 1858 Governor Brown seizes forts Pulaski and Jackson sixteen days before Georgia secedes......Jan. 3, 1861 Ordin
Cumberland Island (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
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 boundats remove to Pennsylvania (the rest follow two years later)......1738 Attempted assassination of General Oglethorpe while inspecting Fort St. Andrews on Cumberland Island......November, 1738 Articles of convention between the British and Spanish governments; disputed territories to be retained by present possessors......Janephens 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 b
Georgia, The southernmost and youngest of the thirteen original States of the United States, is bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, east by the Savannah River (which separates it from South Carolina), and by the Atlantic Ocean, which forms a coast-line of about 128 miles; Florida bounds it on the south, and Alabama and a small part of Florida on the west. It lies between lat. 30° 20′ and 35° N., and long. 80° 40′ and 85° 38′ W. Area, 59,475 square 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 fitte
gia, sign draught of constitution proposed for ratification......Sept. 17, 1787 Legislature at Augusta ratifies the federal Constitution, the fourth State......Jan. 2, 1788 George Handly elected governor to succeed Gen. James Jackson (age thirty), elected Jan. 9, who resigned on account of his youth......Jan. 25, 1788 Differences between South Carolina and Georgia settled; northern boundary of Georgia fixed in line west from head of most northern branch of Tugaloo River to the Mississippi River......February, 1788 First bag of cotton exported from Georgia, raised by Alexander Bissel of St. Simon's Island......1788 New constitution, to take effect in following October, formally accepted by governor......May 6, 1789 First General Assembly under new constitution meets......Nov. 3, 1789 General Assembly meets for public worship in St. Paul's church, Augusta, on the first national Thanksgiving under the constitution......Nov. 26, 1789 Colonel Willet gains the confid
Carolina City (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
een 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 A three years grant of lands between Savannah and Altamaha rivers obtained from lords proprietors of Carolina by Sir Robert Montgomery, Bart., who issues proposals for settlement of his province, the Margravate of Azilia ......1717 Montgomery fails to colonize and forfeits grant......1720 Lords proprietors of Carolina sell seveneighths of Carolina sell seveneighths of their grant to Parliament, and all south of Savannah River is reserved by British crown......1729 Lord Carteret, owner of one-eighth, sells it to trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America......Feb. 28, 1732 Trustees receive the near St. Augustine, defended by fifty-seven men, taken by Oglethorpe......May 10, 1740 Being joined at St. John's by Carolina troops, Oglethorpe marches upon Fort Moosa, which Spaniards evacuate and retreat to St. Augustine......May 15, 1740 F
Milledgeville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ed States......Nov. 14, 1805 First session of legislature at Milledgeville, the new capital......1807 Battle between Georgia volunteers long, commenced......1832 Anti-tariff convention meets at Milledgeville......Nov. 12, 1832 Imprisoned missionaries pardoned by Goverm Schley elected governor, recommends a State lunatic asylum at Milledgeville and geological survey......November, 1835 Treaty at New Echo850 State convention of delegates called by the executive at Milledgeville adopts the platform of 1850. Resolved, that the State of Georgtime.] Governor Brown and Georgia legislature, in session at Milledgeville, leave hurriedly for Augusta......Nov. 18, 1864 Fort McAllis Johnson......June 17, 1865 Convention of State Delegates at Milledgeville repeal ordinance of secession......Oct. 30, 1865 War debt destitution adopted......Nov. 7, 1865 Legislature assembled at Milledgeville adopts amendment to federal Constitution abolishing slavery....
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
vannah River (which separates it from South Carolina), and by the Atlantic Ocean, which forms a coast-line of about 128 miles; Florida bounds it on the south, and Alabama and a small part of Florida on the west. It lies between lat. 30° 20′ and 35° N., and long. 80° 40′ and 85° 38′ W. Area, 59,475 square miles, in 137 counties. 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 with Creeks— represented by Gen. William McIntosh and fifty others. They cede to United States all the Creek country in Georgia and several millions of acres in Alabama......Feb. 12, 1825 Savannah and Ogeechee Canal begun, the State subscribing for $40,000 of stock......1825 Governor orders a survey of Indian lands in
Menotomy (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ention of People's party at Atlanta nominates W. L. Peck for governor and a full State ticket......July 20, 1892 L. Q. C. Lamar, of United States Supreme Court, dies at Macon......Jan. 23, 1893 Statue of Alexander H. Stephens unveiled at Crawfordsville......May 24, 1893 Cyclone on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, 1,000 lives lost......Aug. 28, 1893 Yellow-fever epidemic at Brunswick......Sept. 17, 1893 Cotton-spinners' Southern Association meets at Augusta......Dec. 13, 1893 The cotton States and international exposition at Atlanta opened......Sept. 18, 1895 Ex-Speaker C. F. Crisp dies at Atlanta......Oct. 23, 1896 Tornado at Arlington, eight killed......March 22, 1897 Roman Catholic cathedral at Savannah burned......Feb. 6, 1898 President and cabinet attend peace jubilee at Atlanta......Dec. 13-19, 1898 Ex-Gov. W. Y. Atkinson dies at Newnan......Aug. 8, 1899 Railroad wreck near McDonough; thirty-five lives lost......June 24, 1900 Hawaii
Ossabaw Sound (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ne 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 A three years grant of lands between Savannah and Altamaha rivers obtained from lords proprietors of Carolina by Sir Robert Montgomery, Bart., who issues proposa
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
r Wright for the new Mississippi territory of Georgia......Jan. 20, 1764 Four additional parisheusta and cede to King over 2,100,000 acres in Georgia, to liquidate indebtedness to traders of overton Gwinnett, and George Walton, members from Georgia......July 3, 1776 Declaration of Independethe Senate......Nov. 4, 1817 Three hundred Georgia infantry under Lieutenant-Colonel Arbuckle re Governor orders a survey of Indian lands in Georgia......1825 United States government sends G, and distributed by lottery to the people of Georgia......April, 1831 Rev. Samuel A. Worcester to Cherokees, refusing oath of allegiance to Georgia, are imprisoned in State penitentiary......Seere resume specie payment......May 1, 1858 Georgia schooner-yacht Wanderer seized in New York on Charles J. Jenkins inaugurated governor of Georgia......Dec. 14, 1865 Legislature appropriate......May 24, 1893 Cyclone on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, 1,000 lives lost......Aug[88 more...]
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