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January 3, 1837 The Augusta Chronicle (and Sentinel) begins publication
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 22, 1837 Genral Thomas Jesup, leading a combined force of Georgia irregular Cavalry and Alabama volunteers leave Fort Armstrong during the Second Seminole War
April 22, 1837 Equipment to be used at the U. S. Mint in Dahlonega is shipped from Philadelphia
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
May 12, 1837 Stephen Harriman Long is hired by the state of Georgia as chief engineer for the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Stephen Harriman Long
September 10, 1837 Abbott Hall Brisbane and another man place a stake at the site of the "zero mile marker" for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. The location is at the corner of present-day Wall St. and Central Av. in downtown Atlanta.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
October 2, 1837 Former governor George Gilmer defeats incumbent William Scley to become Governor of Georgia.
  William Schley
October 20, 1837 Seminole leader Osceola captured by U. S. troops during the Second Seminole War. Colonel Thomas Jesup lured him from hiding under a flag of truce, then ordered his imprisonment
November 8, 1837 George Rockingham Gilmer begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
December 14, 1837 Macon County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Macon County, Georgia
December 22, 1837 Mercer College chartered, Penfield, Georgia.
December 25, 1837 Dade County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dade County, Georgia
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