On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe landed the first colonists in a ship called Ann, at what was to become Georgia’s first city, Savannah. Savannah later became the first capital of Georgia. In 1909, Georgia’s General Assembly enacted a law recognizing February 12th as Georgia Day. Although not a legal holiday, Georgia celebrated its 285th anniversary on February 12, 2018. During the month of February, in collaboration with the W. H. Stanton Library in Social Circle, the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR sponsored a display to celebrate Georgia while encouraging library patrons to “read all about it.”
Look for our displays in the lobby of the library. You and your family will always find something interesting to read.