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This Day in Georgia History

May 20, 1794

Settlers in Trans-Oconee Republic Ordered to Remove

In response to former Revolutionary War general Elijah Clarke’s action in trying to create an independent government (sometimes called the Trans-Oconee Republic) on Indian land to the west of the Oconee River, Gov. George Mathews ordered Georgia Militia general Jared Irwin “to direct the settlers immediately to remove.”