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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Cherokee

April 07, 1995

Georgia Peach: Official State Fruit

Georgia is called the Peach State, but the fruit has been part of our history long before there was a Georgia.

Franciscan monks introduced peaches ...
August 01, 1866

John Ross

He was known as the Cherokee Moses, the man who fought against the removal of Cherokee Indians from north Georgia.

Though Chief John Ross was only o...
May 29, 1866

General Winfield Scott

When the Cherokees were removed from Georgia along the infamous Trail Of Tears, the man in charge was General Winfield Scott. The man known as old “Fuss and ...
January 26, 1846

Georgia Supreme Court

We often talk about firsts. Today, it’s a last.

The United States got its Supreme Court in 1789. For many years Georgia was the only state that d...
December 29, 1835

Treaty of New Echota

It cost three men their lives and provided the legal basis for the Trail of Tears, the forcible removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. The Treaty of New E...
September 15, 1831

Worcester v. Georgia

The beginnings of the infamous Cherokee Trail of Tears could well be traced to a Lawrenceville courtroom. 

During the 1820s, Governor George Gilme...

October 27, 1828

Dahlonega Gold Rush

It was October and the trees were golden...and not just the trees.

Benjamin Parks was walking through the woods of north Georgia when he kicked a s...
May 11, 1803

Georgia's First Land Lottery

Georgia’s lottery is nothing new. Between 1805 and 1833, the state held eight land lotteries. Seventy-five percent of Georgia was sold to roughly 100,000 peop...