Representative Government in GeorgiaIn March 1750, the Georgia Trustees in London resolved to allow colonists to elect a representative assembly to meet in Savannah, Georgia's colonial capitol. Sixteen delegates met on January 15,1751, for a twenty-four day session. Representative government continued in 1755 in the Commons House of Assembly, which by 1770 began meeting in a building on the southeast lot of Reynolds Square. In 1777, the new state constitution provided for an elected House Assembly. The Georgia constitution of 1789 expanded the legislature to two houses, known as the General Assembly.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Secretary of State|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491556 N 3549199|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07903333, -81.08946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.742', W 81° 5.368'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 44.52" N, 81° 5' 22.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-249 E Congress St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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