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January 6, 1857 Sidney Lanier enters Oglethorpe College in Midway, GA
  Sidney Lanier
March 7, 1857 Howell Cobb begins to serve as Secretary of the Treasury under James Buchanan.
September 16, 1857 Jingle Bells, written by James Pierpont of Savannah, is copywrited
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 14, 1857 Joseph Rucker Lamar born on a plantation near Ruckersville, Georgia
October 14, 1857 Joseph Rucker Lamar is born in Ruckersville.
November 6, 1857 Joseph Emerson Brown begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  Joseph Emerson Brown
December 3, 1857 Dawson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dawson County, Georgia
December 18, 1857 Pierce County created
  William Pierce
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Pierce County, Georgia
December 18, 1857 Milton County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Milton County, Georgia
December 19, 1857 Glascock County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Glascock County, Georgia
December 21, 1857 Mitchell County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Mitchell County, Georgia
December 22, 1857 White County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  White County, Georgia
December 22, 1857 The Atlantic & LaGrange Railroad is renamed to The Atlanta and West Point Railroad
December 22, 1857 Schley County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Schley County, Georgia
  William Schley
December 22, 1857 Wilcox County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Wilcox County, Georgia
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