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Native American History of Milton County, Georgia

Milton County was located in northern Georgia. As part now of Fulton County, all of old Milton County is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) Its county seat was Alpharetta prior to the annexation of Milton and Campbell Counties by Fulton County in 1932. In 1932 Milton County (on the north) and Campbell County (on the south,) merged with Fulton County. Cobb County ceded the City of Roswell and a section of land along Wileo Creek to Fulton, in order to make the original section of Milton contiguous with Milton. The Native American histories of Campbell, Fulton and Milton Counties are covered as separate articles. Geology and hydrology Milton County was located in the Upper Piedmont geological region, which is characterized by underlying rock strata of igneous and metamorphicized igneous rock. The Upper Piedmont terrain generally consists of rolling hills and stream valleys, but in some areas can seem semi-mountainous. This is because high mountains once stood at these locations, but have eroded to large hills through the eons. The section of the Chattahoochee River passing the original portion of Milton County generally has a narrow flood plain. There are few permanent wetlands paralleling the streams that flow into the Chattahoochee. The top soils are thin over most hills and steep slopes, while much deeper near streams. Milton County was north of the old Cotton Line, which marked the northern limit of cotton species grown before the Civil War. There were few, if any, cotton plantations. The rolling landscape was not suitable for large plantations. As a result relatively few slaves were owned in Old Milton;...

Biography of Joseph Rogers

Joseph Rogers, son of Sarah and John Rogers, left his beautiful farm in Milton County, formerly Forsythe County, situated on the Duluth road, twenty-seven miles from Atlanta, Georgia, and came to the west. He took up his residence at a place now called Lowell, Kansas, three miles east of Baxter Springs, where Shoal creek empties into Spring River, in that part of the country then known as the Neutral Land. He improved a fine farm of four or five hundred acres, built the first house and had the first library in the state of Kansas. The old solid walnut bookcase is now owned by his granddaughter, Mrs. Ellen Howard Miller, of Bartlesville. He was a polished gentleman of fine education and was a warm personal friend of the late General Stand Watie. While absent from home on a political mission preparatory to going as a delegate to Washington, D. C., in the interests of his country, Joseph Rogers was taken sick and died after a brief illness, being then in the prime of life. He had married Hannah Foster, who left her home of ease and comfort in Georgia to brave with him the wilds of western life. She was a daughter of Elijah Foster and a grand-daughter of William Foster, a soldier of the Revolutionary war. The Foster family is an ancient and noble one, whose lineage is traced back to the year 1873, and some of its representatives married into the family of William the Conqueror and that of Charles II, king of France, who was the son of Louis I, known as the Pious King. Bamborough...

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