Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Georgia Land Lottery of 1832



Marker ID:  
Location: in the Riverside Park on Riverside Rd, Roswell, Ga.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 00.346    W 084° 20.769
  34.00576666    -84.34615
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMM5HD
The Georgia Land Lottery of 1832 Marker  



Text:

Principal Chief John Ross traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver a petition to the U.S. Congress signed by nearly every member of the Cherokee Nation. The land belonged to the Cherokees, they said. Congress would not hear the petition. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokees but President Andrew Jackson defied the Supreme Court ruling. Governor Wilson Lumpkin initiated the Georgia land lottery of 1832 and assigned 40 acre plots to the white men who sought these lands- many in search of gold.

Dedicated on July 19, 2014
Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society



 

The Georgia Land Lottery of 1832

Notes:

Explore more:
Roswell Historical Society: Roswell Cherokee Memorial
Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Trail of Tears

 

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