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Lumpkin 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 Lumpkin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
September 21, 1942 Dahlonega is featured in a 7-page Life article
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
July 1, 1967 Gold Museum is opened in the Dahlonega Courthouse
  Lumpkin County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of William Lumpkin, pro-removal governor and senator who was instrumental in forcing the Cherokee and Creek Indians to be removed from the state. In later years he was president of the "State Road" (the Western and Atlantic Railroad).
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Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Lumpkin County, Georgia
Lumpkin County, Georgia, links

Map of Lumpkin County, Georgia




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