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Cobb 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 24, 1831 Georgia Gold Lottery enacted. This lottery, whose enabling act and drawing dates were different than the Sixth Georgia Land Lottery is, for some reason, frequently combined with the earlier lottery. It is, in fact, totally separate
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Land Lotteries
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
  Cherokee 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 Cobb County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Cobb County, Georgia
November 26, 1836 After this date settlers were allow to "disturb Indian occupants" on land they won in the sixth Georgia land lottery and the gold lottery. Georgia never legally took possession of the land.
  Cobb County, Georgia
December 23, 1854 City of Roswell, Cobb County, incorporated. It is now part of Fulton County
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
April 12, 1862 The Great Locomotive Chase
  Civil War - 1862
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Gordon County, Georgia
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
June 27, 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
  Civil War - 1864
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Cobb County, Georgia
August 17, 1915 A lynch mob hangs Leo Frank, near the present-day site of the Big Chicken
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Marietta, GA
May 9, 1932 Portions of Cherokee, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties, along with all of Campbell County and Milton County are ceded to Fulton County.
  Campbell County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
June 15, 1943 Marietta Army Airfield (AKA Cobb County Airport) is designated by General Order
  Marietta, GA
  Cobb County, Georgia
May 2, 1982 The Weather Channel begins broadcasting from a building in Cobb County
  Cobb County, Georgia
March 29, 1991 Douglas and Cobb County were hit by F3 tornadoes as part of a much larger system. More than 50 million dollars damage was done, with 27 people injured
  Douglas County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
November 22, 1992 Storms, including at least two F4 tornadoes, account for more than 50 million dollars in property damage, 153 injured and 6 dead. Hardest hit were Cobb and Putnam Counties
  Putnam County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 3, 1995 Glenn Turner, a Cobb County police officer, dies after exhibiting "flu-like" symptoms for several days.
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
June 22, 2001 Cobb County police link the deaths of Randy Thomson and Glenn Turner. They begin a homicide investigation.
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
June 27, 2002 Cobb County changes Glenn Turner's cause of death from irregular heartbeat to antifreeze poisoning.
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
November 1, 2002 Georgia's "Black Widow," Lynn Turner, is indicted on charges she killed her husband Glenn, a Cobb County police officer, in 1995
  Lynn Turner
  Cobb County, Georgia
April 25, 2003 Supercell thunderstorms rake Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton and Dekalb County in north Georgia as well as Stewart, Marion, Webster, Sumter, and Dooly County in the south during the late afternoon and evening hours. Dade County also suffered some damage.
  Webster County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Fulton 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
February 2, 2004 Jury selection in the Lynn Turner trial begins in Marietta.
  Marietta, GA
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
February 4, 2004 After 2 days of trying to seat an impartial jury in the Lynn Turner case, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Jim Bodiford orders a change of venue.
  Houston County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
  Cobb 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
May 24, 2005 Federal appeals court rules that Cobb County must remove stickers it added to books stating "Evolution is theory"
  Cobb County, Georgia
March 14, 2008 A strong tornado strikes the Georgia World Congress Center, Phillips Arena, The Equitable Building, and the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill (now upscale condos). Nearby, the Georgia Dome suffers damage while the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament is being held inside. Numerous minor injuries and one life-threatening injury are reported.
  The Georgia Dome
  2008 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball
  2008 Georgia tornado outbreak
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Georgia World Congress Center
  Georgia Tornadoes
July 6, 2008 General Electric/Universal, owner of NBC and other media properties announces an agreement with Landmark Communications to purchase Cobb County-based cable property The Weather Channel
  Cobb County, Georgia


Name derivation: Named in honor of T. R. R. (Thomas Reade Roote) Cobb, best known for his role writing the Confederate Constitution and his service to the Confederacy as a general, both of which came significantly after the founding of the county. At the time the county was formed he was an erudite supporter of both states rights and the removal of the Cherokee. The county seat, Marietta, is named in honor of his wife
Acquisition: Treaty of New Echota

Taken from:Original county
Counties created from:Milton
Cities: Marietta (county seat), Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Austell

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

History and description One of the counties formed from the Cherokee Nation, taken illegally by the state of Georgia prior to the Cherokee Trail of Tears and distributed in the Sixth Georgia Land Lottery and the Gold Lottery.




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