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Gordon County, Georgia
February 13, 1850 Gordon County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Gordon 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
March 13, 1957 The original 220 acres of land for New Echota is given to the state.
  Gordon County, Georgia
May 13, 1957 State of Georgia approves $250,000 to improve land purchased by the city of Calhoun and Gordon County and donated to the state. The land was the site of the first capital of the Cherokee Nation, New Echota.
  Gordon 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

Name derivation:Named in honor of William Washington Gordon. Today best known as the father of Girl Scout founder Juliet Gordon Lowe, Gordon served in the military during his younger years. With the advent of railroads, Gordon realized the importance of this form of transportation very early on, becoming an outspoken advocate for building rail lines throughout the state. He diligently worked to secure a charter for the Central Railroad and Banking Company, first railroad company in Georgia, then began building the road.
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Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Gordon County, Georgia
Gordon County, Georgia, links
Map of Gordon County, Georgia

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