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January 3, 1871 In a special election, the voters of Camden County choose to move the county seat from Jefferson to St. Marys.
  Camden County, Georgia
January 18, 1871 Invitations go out for a University of Georgia Alumni meeting at the end of July. Benjamin Harvey Hill is to be the speaker.
April 29, 1871 U. S. Government "gives" the Dahlonega Mint to the state of Georgia for use in North Georgia College.
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
May 16, 1871 South End Grounds, first home of today's Atlanta Braves, opens in Boston
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
May 28, 1871 Airline Railroad reaches Gainesville
July 31, 1871 At a meeting of the University of Georgia Alumni Association Benjamin Harvey Hill coins the term "The New South."
August 1, 1871 Joseph Thomas Robert arrives in Augusta, Georgia and becomes head of the "Augusta Institute." Originally The Augusta Baptist institute, it had been renamed shortly before Robert's arrival.
  Joseph Thomas Robert
September 10, 1871 Fire consumes the Gwinnett County courthouse.
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
October 30, 1871 Benjamin Conley, president of the Georgia Senate, begins term as governor of Georgia with the departure of Rufus Bullock
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 24, 1871 Athens, Georgia becomes the seat of government for Clarke County, replacing Watkinsville.
  Clarke County, Georgia
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