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Berrien County, Georgia
August 9, 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson, ceding the lower third of Georgia is signed by the Creek
  Jeff Davis County, Georgia
  Atkinson County, Georgia
  Berrien County, Georgia
  Early County, Georgia
  Baker County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
February 25, 1856 Berrien County created
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Berrien County, Georgia
June 17, 2004 Guide Chris Griffin bags a legendary pig known as Hogzilla that was killed after it wandered out of swamps along the Alapaha River. The river has long been a haven for swine that escape local pig farms and begin to live off the land. The land where the pig (technically, it was a hog) was shot is in Berrien County near the town of Alapaha, Georgia.
  Berrien County, Georgia
November 13, 2004 Residents of rural Alapaha, Georgia (Berrien County), hold a festival celebrating Hogzilla, the legendary 1,000-pound hog.
  Berrien County, Georgia
March 20, 2005 National Geographic documentary confirms the existance of Hogzilla, a giant pig discovered in the vicinity of Alapaha, Georgia. Experts estimate the pig to be 8 feet in length and 800 pounds, having exhumed the body.
  Berrien County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of John MacPherson Berrien, who was Attorney General under Andrew Jackson and U. S. Senator
Taken from: Coffee County, Georgia, Irwin County, Georgia and Lowndes County, Georgia
Counties created from: Cook County, Georgia, Lanier County, Georgia, Tift County, Georgia
Cities: Alapaha, Enigma, Nashville (county seat), Ray City

Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Berrien County, Georgia
Berrien County, Georgia, links

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