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Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
December 18, 1834 State of Georgia charters the Georgia Methodists Conference Manuel Labor School in Oxford, Georgia. This would eventually become today's Emory University in Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  Emory University
December 21, 1835 Oglethorpe University is chartered in Milledgeville. It moves to Atlanta in 1913
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 11, 1842 A portion of Land Lot 77 is donated by Samuel Mitchell for use by the Western and Atlantic Railroad. These 5 acres, known at the time as "State Square" are now part of Underground Atlanta and the site of the 0 mile marker for the W&ARR
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
September 15, 1845 First Augusta to Atlanta train
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
December 29, 1847 City of Atlanta incorporated
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
January 29, 1848 Moses Formwalt elected first mayor of Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 15, 1848 John D. Gray Company begins construction of a railroad tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain, the final link between Atlanta and Chattanooga
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
May 1, 1849 Telegraph connects Macon and Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Macon, Georgia
February 6, 1864 Popular Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan receives a hero's welcome when he arrives in Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
September 1, 1864 With the railroad to Macon cut at Jonesboro, John Bell Hood sets fire to the roundhouse that evening and retreats. Most locomotives are destroyed when munitions in the boxcars explode. Among the survivors is the heavily damaged General
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
September 2, 1864 Mayor James Calhoun surrenders Atlanta to Colonel John Coburn. Coburn had advanced to the present-day corner of Marietta St. and Northside Parkway to scout the city following a series of loud explosions throughout the night.
  Civil War - 1864
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
September 5, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman arrives in Atlanta
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
December 10, 1864 The Daily Intelligencer returns to Atlanta from Macon
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Macon, Georgia
July 4, 1868 The Georgia Legislature meets in Atlanta for the first time.
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
October 20, 1880 Electric light shown for the first time at Oglethorpe Park in Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
May 25, 1892 Named for Henry Woodfin Grady, Grady Hospital is dedicated
  Henry Woodfin Grady
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
June 1, 1892 Grady Hospital in Atlanta accepts its first patients.
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)






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