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

Creeks

April 26, 1856

George Troup

When Georgia had its first showdown with the federal government in the 1820s, Washington blinked. George Michael Troup had faced down the president.

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April 30, 1825

William McIntosh

On this day in 1825, 200 Creek warriors set fire to a plantation house, and shot and stabbed the owner to death. The owner was William McIntosh, a Creek Indian ...
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...