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This Day in Georgia History

November 05, 1813

Peter Early Sworn In

Peter Early was sworn in as Georgia governor. Born in Virginia on June 20, 1773, Early was elected governor by the General Assembly in 1813 and served one two-year term. He died in Greene County on Aug. 15, 1817. The next year, the General Assembly created Early County in the southwest corner of the state from lands ceded by the Creeks. [See Aug 15, 1817 entry for more biographical information on Early.]

To view the Peter Early historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
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Source: Photo: Ed Jackson