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February 2, 1870 Georgia ratifies the 15th Amendment to the Constitution
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
March 28, 1870 General George Thomas dies of a stroke while on duty in San Francisco. He was 53.
  General George Thomas
July 15, 1870 Georgia readmitted to Union
October 17, 1870 Douglas County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Douglas County, Georgia
October 18, 1870 Rockdale County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Rockdale County, Georgia
October 18, 1870 McDuffie County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  McDuffie County, Georgia
October 26, 1870 Dodge County created
  William Earle Dodge
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dodge County, Georgia
December 12, 1870 State operation of the Western and Atlantic Railroad ceases. Former governor Joseph E. Brown begins running the line under a 20 year lease from the state.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
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