The Georgia Land Lottery of 1832 - Roswell, GA
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N 34° 00.346 W 084° 20.769
16S E 745093 N 3765971
Quick Description: One of eight plaques mounted to boulder in honor of The Cherokee Nation and in remembrance of ”The Trail of tears”. Located in the Riverside Park on Riverside Rd, Roswell, Ga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2014 12:05:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMM5HD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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The Georgia Land Lottery of 1832

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

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

Marker #: None

Date: 7/19/2014

Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society

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