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This Day in Georgia History

September 03, 1783

Treaty of Paris Signed

The American Revolution officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Of particular importance to Georgia was that the treaty stipulated the southern boundary of the United States as the point in the middle of the Mississippi River intersected by the 31st parallel of latitude eastward to the middle of the Chattahoochee River, then southward to the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, then eastward in a straight line to the head of the St. Marys River, then eastward down the middle of the St. Marys to the Atlantic Ocean. Because Georgia was the southernmost state, the Treaty of Paris in effect established Georgia’s southern boundary (although Spain would contest a portion of that boundary).

Treaty of Paris Signed View large image
Source: Ed Jackson