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Articles about North Georgia history and the state in general. This section is currently being developed. For more information on Georgia History, please see The Civil War in Georgia

A Breed Apart
A Breed Apart
Charlie Weems worked as an ATF agent in the North Georgia mountains. This is an excerpt from his book by the same name
Antebellum Georgia
Antebellum Georgia
Life and times of the antebellum north Georgian. Culture, society and slavery
Civil Rights March, January, 1987
Civil Rights March, January, 1987
Hosea Williams led 75 marchers through Cumming, Georgia on January 17, 1987. Returning the next week with Coretta Scott King, Andrew Young and Joseph Lowery, the marchers...
Exploration and Settlement
Exploration and Settlement
From deSoto to Oglethorpe, the early Spanish explorations for gold to the first English settlements and Georgia's exploitation by the British Government.
Flags of Georgia
Flags of Georgia
From the Bonnie Blue to the Stars and Bars, the history of Georgia's flags is quite a tale
Georgia and the American Revolution
Georgia and the American Revolution
Overview of the American Revolution in Georgia, focusing on North Georgia's involvement
Georgia Civil War Overview
Georgia Civil War Overview
North Georgia's involvement in the Campaigns and battles of the Civil War.
Georgia Gold Rush
Georgia Gold Rush
America's first gold rush occurred in the mountains of North Georgia in 1829
Home Front
Home Front
North Georgia's home front during the Civil War. From anarchy in the east to the Women Seizures in the west, a view of life for the families at war.
Land Lotteries
Land Lotteries
Between 1805 and 1832 the state of Georgia held seven distinct lotteries to divide land taken from Creek and Cherokee Indians.
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
History of the Medal of Honor, first awarded to Andrews Raiders
North Georgia after the Civil War
North Georgia after the Civil War
North Georgia, 1783-1828
North Georgia, 1783-1828
Federal highways crossed early Georgia, giving whites access to the Cherokee land they would later steal. From Ringgold to the Chattahoochee, and Hiawasee to Tugaloo, these roads...
Political Reconstruction
Political Reconstruction
Comments on the political rebuilding after the Civil War by Richard Irby
Reconstruction
Reconstruction
The Confident Years
The Confident Years
From 1877 to 1900, Georgia developed as a dual society, split by color, religion and gender.
The Pine Barrens Speculation and Yazoo Land Fraud
The Pine Barrens Speculation and Yazoo Land Fraud
The Yazoo Land Fraud is a frequently misunderstood episode of North Georgia history
The Walton War
The Walton War
Georgia and North Carolina fought a war! Although today rarely mentioned, this war consisted of two major battles involving hundreds of men.
Wofford's Tract
Wofford's Tract
Perhaps the most unusual cession of land from the Cherokee to the state of Georgia was this four-mile tract in the northeast.
Yazoo Land Fraud
Yazoo Land Fraud
A series of acts inspired by political greed giving Georgia's western lands to developers that ended in the Supreme Court.
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Georgia Moundbuilders
Georgia's Moundbuilders
Georgia's Moundbuilders
Georgia's first civilization, the Mississippian Moundbuilders, rose during Woodlands Indian period and built both ceremonial and burial mounds throughout the state
About North Georgia Feature Articles
Little Secrets
Little Secrets
Story of the murder of Mary Phagan and trial of Leo Frank, the most famous criminal proceeding in Georgia history.
Iron Industry
Iron Industry
Iron production was an important industry in Antebellum Georgia. Jacob Stroup began 3 furnaces, two in Georgia and one in North Carolina. Mark Cooper purchased the Etowah Works in 1843.
Airplane crash at Orly Field
Airplane crash at Orly Field
Tragic Air France crash taking the lives of 111 of Atlanta's elite, civic leaders, art patrons and politicians
American Indians of Georgia
Worcester v. Georgia
Worcester v. Georgia
Chief Justice Marshall validate the Treaty Clause of the United States Constitution in a ruling in favor of the Cherokee Nation
North Georgia Mountains
Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain
From Tennessee through Northwest Georgia and into Alabama, Lookout Mountain stretches through the cultural history of these three states
North Georgia Parks
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Tells the story of our Nation's first Gold Rush, and the affects it had on North Georgia history
North Georgia Weather
North Georgia Droughts
North Georgia Droughts
A look at droughts suffered through by the Peach State, especially those with the greatest impact on North Georgia.
The Civil War in Georgia
Sherman leaves his lifeline
Sherman leaves his lifeline
Leaving the Western and Atlantic RR, Sherman boldly moves towards Dallas in Paulding County
After Atlanta
After Atlanta
From the capture of Atlanta, the heart of the South, until Sherman left the state on the March to the Sea and Hood headed west on the Nashville Campaign.
Secession!
Secession!
Faced with a Republican president, Georgia elects a convention to vote on Secession. Unlike South Carolina and Mississippi, the outcome of the vote is very close..
Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Davis Crossroads
Battle of Davis Crossroads
A brief battle in McLemore Cove that presaged the much larger Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Allatoona Pass
Battle of Allatoona Pass
Hood's first major battle after the loss of Atlanta left a strong Union fort in place when the Confederates failed to take an important railroad pass
Before Chickamauga
Before Chickamauga
As William Rosecrans moves on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, Braxton Bragg decides to commit his entire force to stopping them.
Chickamauga Campaign
Chickamauga Campaign
Covers the movements of the Union and Confederate Armies in the weeks prior to the battle of Chickamauga.

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