Oct. 1832 - Apr. 1833In 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.
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|Placed By||Cobb County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 723524 N 3755363|
|Decimal Degrees||33.91500000, -84.58221667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 54.9', W 84° 34.933'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 54' 54.00" N, 84° 34' 55.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||770, 678|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1576-1596 County Services Pkwy, Marietta GA 30008, US|
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