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Richmond County, Georgia
March 15, 1758 8 parishes are created in Georgia, mostly for military and religious purposes
  Eight parishes established
  Burke County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
  Effingham County, Georgia
  Liberty County, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Richmond County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Richmond County, Georgia
September 23, 1827 Freeman Walker dies, Augusta, Georgia. He is buried in his family cemetery in Richmond County
  Richmond County, Georgia
  Freeman Walker
July 20, 1833 John Pendleton King and James McLaws among others, organize a meeting to propose the construction of a railroad from Augusta to Athens
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
September 15, 1845 First Augusta to Atlanta train
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
January 13, 1865 Flooding destroys property in east-central Georgia including Augusta and Hamburg
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
January 1, 1996 Richmond County and the city of Augusta merge
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Charles Lenox, third Duke of Richmond, who served in various political roles in Britain but was a strong supporter of a free America
Acquisition:Creek land cession of May 21, 1733
Taken from:Original county
Counties created from:Columbia, McDuffie County
Cities:Augusta (county seat)
Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Richmond County, Georgia
Richmond County, Georgia, links

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