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This Day in Georgia History

November 04, 1829

George Gilmer Sworn In

George Gilmer was sworn in as Georgia governor. Born in what today is Oglethorpe County, Georgia on Apr. 11, 1790, he was elected governor by the voters of Georgia for two different terms (1829-31 and 1837-39). In 1832, the General Assembly created a new county out of the territory taken from the Cherokees and named it for him. Gilmer died on Nov. 15, 1859.

To view legislation authorizing Gilmer to take Cherokee land, see the Georgia Archives.
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Source: Photo: Ed Jackson