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January 22, 1818 Andrew Jackson leaves Nashville, Tennessee, headed for Fort Scott, Georgia to take command of the Georgia troops during the First Seminole War.
January 22, 1818 Treaty with Creek at Creek Agency on the Flint River
  Atkinson County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
February 7, 1818 Cahaba County, Alabama is created by the Alabama Territorial Legislature
  William Wyatt Bibb
February 13, 1818 Andrew Jackson arrives at Fort Early in Crisp County. They will use the fort extensively in the Seminole Indian War and in the War against the Creek Indians
  Crisp County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
February 18, 1818 John Paulding dies, Duchess County, New York
February 19, 1818 Johanna Troutman is born, Crawford County, Georgia. She is credited with designing the "Lone Star" flag.
  Crawford County, Georgia
February 19, 1818 General Andrew Jackson arrives at Fort Hawkins (Macon) with 1,000 Tennessee volunteers.
  City of Macon, Georgia
March 1, 1818 Jared Irwin dies, Union Hill, Georgia
March 9, 1818 Andrew Jackson arrives at Fort Scott (on the Flint River near the Georgia-Florida border) with 1,000+ men.
March 10, 1818 Daniel Webster argues Dartmouth College v. Woodward in the Supreme Court of the United States.
  Daniel Webster
April 8, 1818 General Andrew Jackson orders his men to hang Francis the Prophet and Micco Homollimico, Creek Indians who had been captured a few days earlier.
  Creek Indians
April 9, 1818 Andrew Jackson enters the Okefenokee Swamp in search of Billy Bowlegs (Bolek) and his band of Seminole Indians.
  Okefenokee Swamp
April 18, 1818 American troops surround the village of Billy Bowlegs (Bolek) in the Okefenokee Swamp. As they advance they find a single man - Lt. Robert Ambrister of the British Army
  Okefenokee Swamp
April 23, 1818 General Andrew Jackson hangs Lt. Robert Ambrister along with another British prisoner.
May 5, 1818 Establishment of the Georgia-Tennessee border begins.
May 29, 1818 Andrew Jackson captures the capital of Spanish Florida, Pensacola.
June 1, 1818 Surveyors designate the Camak Stone as the western end of Georgia and Tennessee. They are about 1 mile south of the actual border, the 35th parallel.
June 11, 1818 President James Monroe learns that Andrew Jackson, while pursuing the Seminole Indians, has decided to take the Spanish colony of Florida.
November 18, 1818 Settlement for Yazoo Land Fraud claims is complete, with the government spending almost 4.3 million dollars to pay the claimants
  Yazoo Land Fraud
December 15, 1818 The Third Georgia Land Lottery is authorized. It is held in 1820
  Georgia Land Lotteries
December 15, 1818 Irwin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Irwin County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Walton County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  George Walton
  Walton County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Gwinnett County created
  Button Gwinnett
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Habersham County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Habersham County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Hall County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Hall County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Early County created
  Peter Early
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Early County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Appling County created
  Daniel Appling
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Appling County
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