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January 25, 1819 William Seward arrives at Union Academy in Putnam County (Eatonton).
  Putnam County, Georgia
February 2, 1819 Supreme Court rules in Dartmouth v. Woodward, overturning a lower court opinion supporting the governor of New Hampshire in an attempt to usurp power from the college trustees. This pivitol case established the right of individuals to enter into contracts as a group.
  Daniel Webster
February 22, 1819 Spain agrees to cede Florida to the U. S. Government, finally ending the threat of Spanish invasion of Georgia from Florida.
March 19, 1819 Union Academy opens in Putnam County (Eatonton)
  Putnam County, Georgia
April 7, 1819 The steamboat Williamson arrives in Milledgeville, having come up the Oconee River
  Milledgeville
May 1, 1819 Dr. William Greene is appointed by Gov. William Rabun to settle continuing disputes over the location of the Florida-Georgia border
  William Rabun
May 8, 1819 President James Monroe arrives in Savannah, staying at the home of William Scarbrough, a local merchant.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 22, 1819 S. S. (Steamship) Savannah leaves the city of Savannah for Liverpool.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 25, 1819 William Seward leaves Union Academy, Putnam County
  Putnam County, Georgia
June 20, 1819 S. S Savannah arrives in Liverpool, becoming the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean
July 1, 1819 James Fannin enters West Point
  James Walker Fannin
July 3, 1819 Pleasant J. Philips born
  Brigadier General Pleasant J. Philips
July 12, 1819 Thomas Charlton begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 21, 1819 W. W. Bibb elected first governor of Alabama
  William Wyatt Bibb
October 24, 1819 Matthew Talbot serves as governor after the death of William Rabun
  William Rabun
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
October 24, 1819 Governor William Rabun dies following a sudden illness, Powellton, Georgia (Hancock County)
  Hancock County, Georgia
  William Rabun
November 5, 1819 John Clark begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 6, 1819 Freeman Walker appointed to fill the seat of John Forsyth in the U. S. Senate
  Freeman Walker
December 21, 1819 Rabun County created
  William Rabun
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Rabun County, Georgia
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