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Johnson County, Georgia
November 1, 1783 Creek Indians agree to a land cession of lands in northeast Georgia, claimed by both the Creek and Cherokee Indians
  Creek Indians
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Washington County, Georgia
December 11, 1858 Johnson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Herschel V. Johnson
May 11, 2008 11 tornadoes touch down in the state of Georgia.
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Carroll County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes

Name derivation: Named in honor of Herschel V. Johnson, who had just completed a term as governor of the state of Georgia. Johnson was a strong advocate of state's rights who wanted to preserve the Union. Following the county being named in his honor, he accepted the nomination as Stephen A. Douglas's vice-president. The move was highly criticized throughout the state.
Acquisition: Creek Land Cession of November 1, 1783
Taken from: Emanuel County, Georgia, Laurens County, Georgia, and Washington County, Georgia
Counties created from:
Cities: Wrightsville (county seat), Kite

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

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