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Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks

 
 
Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 20, 2010
1. Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks Marker
Inscription. Bowdon is near the geographical center of the last land in Georgia owned by the Creek Nation and ceded to the U.S. This tract, approximately 550 sq. mi. in area, is 80 mi long and 10 mi. wide at its widest point.

When Carroll County was surveyed in 1827, it was discovered that all of some districts and parts of others were actually still in Creek Territory and still beyond the limits of the Treaties of Jan. 24 and March 31, 1826. An additional treaty, signed at the Creek Agency Nov. 15, 1827, ceded all remaining Creek lands lying in the chartered limits of the State of Georgia ~ Tract 141.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 022-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 32.279′ N, 85° 15.114′ W. Marker is in Bowdon, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker is on City Hall Avenue 0 miles east of Wood Alley, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Bowdon City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 City Hall Avenue, Bowdon GA 30108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 20, 2010
2. Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks Marker
Looking west on City Hall Avenue
flies. Whatley Memorial Historic Park (approx. half a mile away); Site of Bowdon College (approx. half a mile away); First "REA" Substation in Carroll County (approx. 8 miles away); Six Industrial Giants (was approx. 10.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Dixie Street (approx. 10.7 miles away); Charles Carroll of Carrollton (approx. 10.7 miles away); Sacred Harp Singing (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 20
3. Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks Marker
Looking east on City Hall Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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