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March 12, 1734

German Salzburgers Arrive in Georgia

Their arrival in Georgia on this date in 1734 heralded the beginning of one of the most culturally distinctive communities in Georgia.

The Catholic ...
July 12, 1733

John Percival, Earl of Egmont

Next to James Oglethorpe, he was the most important person in founding the Georgia colony.

John Percival was born in County Cork, Ireland, and was e...
July 11, 1733

First Jewish Settlers in Georgia

They were originally banned from the Georgia colony, but when 42 Jewish immigrants from Europe arrived in Savannah on this day in 1733, James Oglethorpe welcome...
February 12, 1733

Georgia Colony Founded

After years of planning and two months crossing the Atlantic, James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists climbed 40 feet up the bluff from the Savannah River on this da...
June 09, 1732

Georgia Charter Issued to Trustees

Georgia began as an idea, the brainchild of James Oglethorpe and several other Englishmen who wanted to establish a new British settlement between the Savannah ...
September 29, 1526

Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon

Long before Plymouth, or Jamestown or even St. Augustine, there was another settlement in North American: the very first European attempt to establish a perm...

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