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, Georgia, USA - 1895 - Georgia


Georgia, (named in honor of George II, King of Great Britain), one of the Southern States of the American Union, bordering on the Atlantic, is bounded N. by North Carolina and Tennessee, N.E. and E. by South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean, S. by Florida, and W. by Alabama. From South Carolina it is divided by the Savannah and Chattooga Rivers; from Florida, in part, by St. Mary's River, and from Alabama (partly) by the Chattahoochee. Its extreme limits are the parallels of 30° 21' and 35° N. lat. and the meridians of 80° 48' and 85° 38' W. lon. Extreme length, 320 miles from N. to S.; greatest breadth. 254 miles. Present area (much reduced since 1798), 59,475 square miles. Georgia was one of the original 13 states of the Union...

Pop. in 1775, 75,000; in 1790, 82,548; in 1800, 162,686; in 1810, 252,433; in 1820, 340,985; in 1830, 516,283; in 1840, 691,392; in 1850, 906,185; in 1860, 1,057,286; in 1810, 1,184,109; in 1886, 1,542,180; in 1890, 1,837,353.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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