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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cherokee Land Lottery

Oct. 1832 - Apr. 1833

 
 
Cherokee Land Lottery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 30, 2008
1. Cherokee Land Lottery Marker
Inscription. In 1803, Georgia established a lottery as the fairest means of distributing land to common farmers. After gold was discovered in 1828 near Dahlonega, the state ignored federal treaties and asserted its claims on the Cherokee territory (including Cobb County). In 1832, it began disbursing these lands in 40-acre gold lots and 160-acre farm lots. Names of eligible white citizens were drawn from one wheel and matched with lot numbers drawn from another. Some of the Cherokees protested and refused to abandon their properties, so lands were often passed to whites with Indians still present.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County.
 
Location. 33° 54.9′ N, 84° 34.933′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on County Services Parkway 0.2 miles south of Powder Springs Road (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is opposite 1595 County Services Parkway, south of Powder Springs Road. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powder Springs Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins (approx. half a mile away); Historic Dickson House (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kolb House (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb’s Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,969 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
 
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