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February 21, 1828 The Cherokee Phoenix, first Native American newspaper, rolls off the press in New Echota.
February 21, 1828 First issue of the Cherokee Phoenix rolls off the press
March 17, 1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne born, County Cork, Ireland
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
July 1, 1828 Jeff Davis breveted to 2nd Lieutenant, marking his graduation from West Point. It would take three years before he received his commission.
  Jefferson Davis
July 16, 1828 William Few died, Fishkill-on-the-Hudson (now Beacon), New York
  William Few
August 4, 1828 Alexander Stephens passes the entrance exam for Frankin College (now the University of Georgia)
  Alexander Stephens
October 3, 1828 Cherokee towns begin a two-week process to elect local and regional councils and a new National Council.
October 27, 1828 Benjamin Parks claims to discover gold near Licklog (present-day Dahlonega).
  Dahlonega, Georgia
December 3, 1828 Bill is introduced in the Georgia legislature to extend the laws of the state into the Cherokee Nation.
  Original Cherokee County
December 16, 1828 Baker County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Charles Henry Smith 'Bill Arp'
December 20, 1828 Campbell County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Campbell County, Georgia
December 20, 1828 Randolph County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Randolph County, Georgia
December 24, 1828 Julia Henrietta Scarborough marries Savannah cotton factor Godfrey Barnsley
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Godfrey Barnsley and Barnsley Gardens
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