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McDuffie County, Georgia
October 18, 1870 McDuffie County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  McDuffie County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of George McDuffie, South Carolina governor, US Senator and member of the House of Representatives for South Carolina born in Columbia County, Georgia. He was popular for his pro-slavery stance, proposing legislation to improve the so-called "Slave laws," and limiting the rights of free blacks.
Acquisition: Creek cession of May 20, 1733
Taken from: Columbus County and Warren County
Counties created from: None
Cities: Thomson (county seat), Dearing

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

History and description:William Bartram passed through McDuffie County before the American Revolution. At this time Wrightsboro, a major Quaker city was located in the county.

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