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Gilmer 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 Gilmer County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Gilmer County, Georgia
April 11, 1959 Springer Mountain, between Fannin County and Gilmer County, becomes the start of the Appalachian Trail, replacing Oglethorpe Mountain (Pickens County). The change reduced the length of the Appalachian Trail by about 15 miles
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Pickens County, Georgia
  Fannin County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of Governor George Rockingham Gilmer, whose long service to the state included building Fort Standing Peachtree on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, which he used as a based camp to attack Creek settlements further west. It was his defience of federal law as governor, establishing the Sixth Land Lottery and the Gold Lottery, dividing up a Cherokee Nation that had not ceded the land, that made him wildly popular throughout the state of Georgia. Following the naming of the county in his honor, he was re-elected governor and was serving in that position during the Trail of Tears.
Acquisition: Treaty of New Echota (1835)
Taken from: Original county
Counties created from:
Cities: Ellijay (county seat)

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





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