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Cass County, Georgia
December 21, 1830 The Sixth Georgia Land Lottery, sometimes called the Cherokee Georgia lottery, is authorized by the General Assembly. The major difference between this lottery and the preceding five lotteries is that Georgia did not have a claim to the land it was giving away: The Cherokee had never ceded it.
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Land Lotteries
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
  Dawson County, Georgia
  Union County, Georgia
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Cass County, Georgia
December 26, 1831 The original Cherokee County created
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Cass County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Original Cherokee County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
November 24, 1832 Start of the sixth land lottery. Georgia did not own the land it was giving to settlers
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Land Lotteries
  Original Cherokee County
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cass County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Union County, Georgia
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Murray County, Georgia
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Cass County created
  Lewis Cass
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Cass County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of Lewis Cass, Secretary of War from 1831 to 1836, strong supporter of Indian (Cherokee) removal and architect of the Treaty of New Echota
Acquisition:Treaty of New Echota
Taken from:Original, although once part of a political division known as Cherokee County
Counties created from:Bartow (county renamed)
Cities:Cassville (county seat), Birmingham (now Cartersville)

In 1832 Lewis Cass was highly thought of because of his stand on Indian Removal. By 1861, his political fortunes had changed, having resigned his position of Secretary of State following James Buchanan's failure to support the forts in Charleston Harbor. The citizens of Cass saw fit to rename the county to Bartow




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