“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Calhoun County Georgia Historical Markers

Hernando DeSoto in Georgia Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
Hernando DeSoto in Georgia Marker
Georgia (Calhoun County), Arlington — 019-2 — Hernando DeSoto in Georgia
Hernando de Soto, born ca. 1500, nobleman, conquistador, Governor of Cuba, with rights to conquer Florida, traveled in 1540 through what later became Georgia on an expedition to find gold. His exact route is unknown and certain landmarks mentioned . . . — Map (db m27362) HM
Georgia (Calhoun County), Morgan — 019-1 — Calhoun County
This county, created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 20, 1854, is named for John C. Calhoun, famed South Carolina Statesman, who resigned as Vice President of the United States in 1832 to return to the U.S. Senate and defend States Rights in debates . . . — Map (db m27052) HM

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