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Lumpkin County
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Description and Name Derivation

Lumpkin County is named for Wilson Lumpkin, U. S. Senator from Georgia who explored the Cherokee Nation looking for a route for a canal between the Tennessee River and Decatur, Georgia in 1828. He and Hamilton Fulton ruled out the possibility of a canal, but shortly after completing the journey recommended building a railroad between the Tennessee River and the Chattahoochee River.

History

Lumpkin County was one of 10 counties created from the Original Cherokee County Cherokee Nation in 1832. The land was divided in the 1832 Land Lottery but wasn't acquired by the federal government until the 1835 Treaty of New Echota.

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Lumpkin County, Georgia

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