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Walker 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
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 18, 1833 Walker County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Freeman Walker
  Walker County, Georgia
September 19, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga
September 20, 1863
  Civil War - 1863
  General George Thomas
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Chickamauga-Second Day
  Chickamauga-First Day
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
  James Longstreet
August 19, 1890 The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service. Authority is given to acquire additional land.
  Walker County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
December 4, 1890 The charter of the Chickamauga Memorial Association is finalized and submitted to the Superior Court of Walker County, Georgia. The charter, which lasted for 20 years, allowed anyone to join the group for a lifetime fee of $5.00. The objective of the organization was to acquire land and honor those who fought at Chickamauga, the bloodiest two days of American history. This is the official start of what will become the Chickamauga National Military Park.
  Walker County, Georgia
May 6, 2003 Strong storms move through north Georgia. Among the counties hardest hit are Floyd, Walker, Catoosa, Gordon, Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Clarke, Barrow and Elbert County.
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Gordon County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of Freeman Walker, U.S. Senator
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Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Walker County, Georgia
Walker County, Georgia, links
Map of Walker County, Georgia




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