Early days in Murray County, GA, are recalled in this new 31-page booklet titled: Murray County, Georgia, USA. The spiral-bound booklet is taken from a rare little book: History of Murray County by Charles H. Shriner, originially published in 1911, The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Chatsworth (the county seat), Eton, Cisco, Crandall, Ramhurst, and Tennga. Among the many subjects included are: Prehistoric Times in Murray; Disputes about Territory; Early Settlers of Murray County; James Vann; the Rev. W.J. Cotter; the Moravian Mission; Difficulties of the early settlers; Trouble with Indians; Organization of the county; Courts and legal procedings; the Land Lottery of 1832, disputes over titles and the removal of the Indians; John Payne, author of Home Sweet Home; Churches; Public Buildings; the Civil War and Reconstruction; Sumach Seminary, Lucy Hill Institute, and other schools; Railroads; Fraternal Organizations; Public Officials; Murray County authors, including a poem by Maurice Thompson; a lock of Washington's Hair, the Ku Klux Klan, Moonshiners, the White Caps and other interesting bits of history. There is also a newspaper article from 1956 regarding the sale of the old county courthouse. Note: The booklet contains comments with regard to slavery and "The Negro Question," which should be seen from a historical perspective.
Murray County, GA
Sources: History of Murray County Georgia
Authors: Charles H. Shriner
Original Publication Year: 1911
Original Publisher: Whitfield County History Commission
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