Native American History of Habersham County, Georgia

Habersham County is located in the northeastern tip of Georgia. The Blue Ridge Mountain Range runs along its northwestern corner. The Chattahoochee River flows through the length of the county. All the famous poem by Sydney Lanier, “The Song of the Chattahoochee” opens with the phrase, “Out of the hills of Habersham, down through the



Native American History of Fulton County, Georgia

Fulton County located in northern Georgia. Most references state that Fulton County was named for Robert Fulton, the investor of the steam boat. However, recent research by historians have led them to conclude that it was actually named after Hamilton Fulton, a British-born civil engineer, who practiced his profession in Milledgeville (then the Georgia state



Native American History of Gwinnett County, Georgia

Gwinnett County located in northern Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) It was named after Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s signers of the decoration of independence. Its county seat is Lawrenceville. With over 800,000 residents, it is Georgia’s second most populous county. Gwinnett County is bordered on the northwest



Native American History of Douglas County, Georgia

Douglas County is located in west central Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) It was named after African-American civil rights leader Frederick Douglass, when the county was created by Georgia’s Reconstruction General Assembly in 1870. As soon as Federal occupation troops left the state in 1874, the new General



Native American History of Early County, Georgia

Early County is named after Peter Early, who was born in Madison, Virginia in 1773, but spent his adult life in Georgia. Early was a lawyer, judge, state representative, state senator, U.S. Congressman and governor of Georgia during the Creek Redstick War. He died in 1817, the year before Early County was created. The county



Native American History of Fayette County, Georgia

Fayette County is located in west central Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) It is named after the French Revolutionary War hero, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette. Its county seat is Fayetteville. Fayette County is also home to one of the United States’



Native American History of Floyd County, Georgia

Floyd County located in northwest Georgia. It is part of the Rome, GA Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) Its county seat is Rome. It is named after John Floyd, a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing a district in Georgia. John Floyd was born in Beaufort, SC and was a carpenter when



Native American History of Forsyth County, Georgia

Forsyth County located in northern Georgia. It is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) Its county seat is Cumming. It is named after John Forsyth, Governor of Georgia from 1827–1829 and Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Forsyth County is bordered on the north by Dawson County



Native American History of Coweta County, Georgia

Coweta County is located in west central Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) Its name is the English version of the Creek Indian town named Kowitv, which was formerly located on the Chattahoochee River, either in Coweta or adjacent Carroll County. Coweta’s county seat is Newnan. Coweta County is



Native American History of Dawson County, Georgia

Dawson County located in northern Georgia. It is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) Its county seat is Dawsonville. It is named after William Crosby Dawson, a U.S. Senator from Georgia. The southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail is located in Dawson County at Amicalola State Park. Up until the late 20th



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