Cherokee Land Lottery

Cherokee Land Lottery (HM5TQ)

Location: Marietta, GA 30008 Cobb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 54.9', W 84° 34.933'

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Oct. 1832 - Apr. 1833

In 1803, Georgia established a lottery as the fairest means of distributing land to common farmers. After gold was discovered in 1828 near Dahlonega, the state ignored federal treaties and asserted its claims on the Cherokee territory (including Cobb County). In 1832, it began disbursing these lands in 40-acre gold lots and 160-acre farm lots. Names of eligible white citizens were drawn from one wheel and matched with lot numbers drawn from another. Some of the Cherokeesprotested and refused to abandon their properties, so lands were often passed to whites with Indians still present.
HM NumberHM5TQ
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCobb County
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 723524 N 3755363
Decimal Degrees33.91500000, -84.58221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.9', W 84° 34.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 54.00" N, 84° 34' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1576-1596 County Services Pkwy, Marietta GA 30008, US
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