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Banks County, Georgia
May 31, 1783 In Augusta, the state of Georgia concludes a treaty based on the Long Swamp Treaty, which cedes a large tract of land in present-day north Georgia. Although the treaty ceded significant portions of Cherokee (and disputed Creek) land, it did not come close to meeting the demands of Andrew Pickens and Elijah Clarke, who want all land east of the Chattahoochee River
  Hart County, Georgia
  Stephens County, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Franklin County, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
October 23, 1794 Richard Banks born, Elbert County, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
May 6, 1858 Richard Banks dies, Gainesville, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
December 11, 1858 Banks County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Banks County, Georgia

Name derivation: Named in honor of Richard E. Banks, a doctor whose benevolence was well-known to the Cherokee and the people of Georgia and South Carolina. He is one of the men honored on Mark Cooper's Friendship Monument
Acquisition: Cherokee cession of May 31, 1783 and July 8, 1817, Creek cession of Nov. 1, 1783
Taken from:Franklin County and Habersham County, Georgia
Counties created from: None
Cities: Homer (county seat)
Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Banks County, Georgia
Banks County, Georgia, links
Banks County from About North Georgia

History and Description:

Originally part of Habersham County and Franklin County, Banks County was created in 1858 and named for physician Richard Banks.

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