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White County, Georgia
May 15, 1540 DeSoto arrives at Xualla, probably the Nachoochee Valley in White County
  White County, Georgia
  Hernando deSoto
December 22, 1857 White County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  White County, Georgia
February 17, 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain, a movie based on a book of the same title by famed Georgia writer Cora Harris, starring Susan Hayward, William Lundigan and Rory Calhoun, is released. It was filmed in Georgia, including extensive work in White County (Helen, Cleveland and Nora Mill)
  White County, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
April 12, 1951 [circa] Mary Ball Tinius becomes the first woman to be seated on a jury in Georgia, in White County, Georgia. Legislation had not yet passed allowing women jurors
  White County, Georgia
  Women allowed on jury duty
March 20, 1998 Tornadoes destroy homes in North Georgia, claiming 14 lives in Hall and White Counties
  Hall County, Georgia
  White County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
August 29, 2005 Tornadoes from hurricane Katrina destroy homes and chicken houses in Carroll County and a motel and businesses in the Helen area of White County. Others injured people in Spaulding County and Peach County
  Carroll County, Georgia
  White County, Georgia
  Hurricane Katrina
  Spalding County, Georgia
  Peach County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of David White, a Georgia legislator who proposed the formation of the county
Acquisition: Cherokee cessions of July 8, 1817 and Feb. 27, 1819
Taken from: Habersham County
Counties created from: None
Cities: Cleveland, Helen

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




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