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Early County, Georgia
August 9, 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson, ceding the lower third of Georgia is signed by the Creek
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  Atkinson County, Georgia
  Berrien County, Georgia
  Early County, Georgia
  Baker County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
December 15, 1818 Early County created
  Peter Early
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Early County, Georgia
February 16, 1863 The CSS Chattahoochee, a twin-screw steam powered gunboat built in Saffold, Georgia (Early County, just north of the Florida-Georgia state line) enters service
  Early County, Georgia
June 30, 2008 1200-megawatt coal-fired Plant Longleaf is blocked by Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore of the Fulton County Superior Court.
  Early County, Georgia
January 10, 2009 King Nut voluntarily recalls peanut butter manufactured for it by Peanut Corporation of America at their Blakely, Georgia plant. The Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture matches the salmonella from King Nut peanut butter to the illnesses in Minnesota
  Early County, Georgia
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
April 19, 2011 Plant Longleaf, Georgia's 11th coal-fired electric plant is required to report on only two additional pollutants to get a license, in spite of pro-environment protests.
  Early County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Peter Early, governor of Georgia who led the state during the War of 1812
Acquisition: Creek cession of August 9, 1814
Taken from: Original county
Counties created from: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Decatur, Miller, Seminole
Cities: Blakely (county seat)

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

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