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Clarke 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
December 5, 1801 Clarke County created
  Elijah Clarke
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Clarke County, Georgia
March 23, 1825 General Edward Lloyd Thomas born, Clarke County (near Athens)
  Clarke County, Georgia
July 20, 1833 John Pendleton King and James McLaws among others, organize a meeting to propose the construction of a railroad from Augusta to Athens
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
November 24, 1871 Athens, Georgia becomes the seat of government for Clarke County, replacing Watkinsville.
  Clarke County, Georgia
September 10, 1963 Groundbreaking for St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
March 31, 1973 Clayton, Walton, Oconee, Clarke, and Oglethorpe Counties report nearly a billion dollars in damage, more than a hundred injuries and two deaths from a strong storm with embedded tornadoes
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 28, 1973 Clarke County suffers 25 million dollars in damage and 65 injured from a F3 tornado
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
August 9, 1990 Voters agree to the unification of the Athens-Clarke County governments as a cost-cutting measure
  Clarke County, Georgia
January 14, 2002 Young student on the UGA Campus is sexually assaulted.
  UGA sexual assault
  Clarke County, Georgia
May 6, 2003 Strong storms move through north Georgia. Among the counties hardest hit are Floyd, Walker, Catoosa, Gordon, Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Clarke, Barrow and Elbert County.
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Gordon County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
May 13, 2005 Department of Defense recommends 5 bases from Georgia be closed
  Georgia Base Closings-2005
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
June 19, 2009 Georgia Theater in Athens, built in the 1890's, is gutted by fire.
  Clarke County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of Elijah Clarke, hero of the American Revolution who freed Augusta, leader of the Trans-Oconee Expedition
Acquisition:
Taken from: Jackson County
Counties created from: Madison County, Oconee County
Cities: Athens (county seat)

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





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