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Rome, Georgia
June 4, 1540 DeSoto enters Chiaha (present-day Rome, Georgia)
  Rome, Georgia
  Hernando deSoto
October 17, 1793 In the last major battle of the Chickamauga Wars in Georgia, John Sevier defeats Kingfisher in the Battle of Hightower on the site of Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome.
  Rome, Georgia
January 4, 1830 With a force of some 30 Cherokee and the permission of federal government, Major Ridge evicts whites who have illegally settled Cherokee land along the Georgia-Alabama border about 30 miles southwest of present-day Rome, Georgia. The act infuriates Georgia politicians
  Rome, Georgia
December 20, 1834 Rome, Georgia is created by the Georgia legislature
  Rome, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
November 9, 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman issues the first orders (Special Orders No. 120), from Kingston, Georgia (Bartow County) directly related to his "March to the Sea." Over the next few days the city of Rome will be destroyed and track from Atlanta to Chattanooga will be torn up, some transported to Tennessee for later use, some twisted into Sherman's hairpins or Sherman's neckties and left by the side of the railroad.
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  March to the Sea
  Rome, Georgia
October 7, 1872 Clockworks arrive in Rome, Georgia for the water tower on Neely Hill. The 9' diameter clock face will become a source of pride for the city's inhabitants. (more on Rome's Clock Tower)
  Rome, Georgia
December 6, 1886 Rome, Georgia is covered with more than 2 feet of snow
  Rome, Georgia
May 16, 1901 The Chattanooga, Rome and Southern Railroad is acquired by the Central of Georgia Railroad
  Rome, Georgia
December 5, 1910 Confederate General Alfred Cumming died, Rome, Georgia
  Rome, Georgia
May 15, 1964 After passing a bad check in a Rome, Georgia store, Sammie Earl Ammons is chased by local authorities into Cherokee County, Alabama, where he is arrested. He had been one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
  Rome, Georgia
September 11, 1982 The home of Ken Dooley, who worked at Rome's Youth Development Center, is raked with gunfire. The following day Linda Adair's home, also an employee at the YDC, is firebombed
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
  Rome, Georgia
September 25, 1982 Lisa Ann Millican, part of a girls group from the Ethel Harpst Home in Cedartown, Georgia, disappeared while on a trip to the Riverbend Mall in Rome. Her body would be recovered a few days later in Little River Canyon, Fort Payne, Alabama
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
  Rome, Georgia
August 8, 1995 First Union acquires Home Federal Savings Bank, Rome
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
  Rome, Georgia
September 27, 2002 General release date for Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon. Portions of the film were shot in Berry College (Rome), Atlanta, Conyers, Crawfordville, Peachtree City and Starr's Mill, Georgia.
  Movies filmed in Georgia
  Rome, Georgia






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