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This Day in Georgia History

February 18, 1854

Charlton County Created

Gov. Herschel Johnson signed legislation establishing Charlton County as Georgia’s 111th county. Created from portions of Camden County, the new county was named for Georgia U.S. Senator Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Charlton, who served two years (1852-53), had been elected by the legislature to fill the seat of John Berrien, who resigned in 1852.

Charlton County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government