"Yazoo Fraud"

"Yazoo Fraud" (HM13LR)

Location: Louisville, GA 30434 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 59.914', W 82° 24.482'

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The notorious "Yazoo Fraud" act was passed and later repealed in the old State Capitol that stood here 1794-1807. The 1794 Georgia legislature sold35,000,000 acres of land along the Yazoo River in what is now Alabama and Mississippi at 1½ cents per acre. James Jackson resigned as U.S. Senator to run for the Georgia legislature and urge repeal of the Yazoo act. He succeeded in 1796. The act itself and all records of it were burned on the grounds here "with fire from heaven" aided by a sunglass. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the land sales. Congress paid Georgia $1,250,000 for the Yazoo territory (1802), then paid the land buyers $4,000,000 (1810). The land went into the new states of Alabama and Mississippi.
HM NumberHM13LR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number081-3
Year Placed1978
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 368459 N 3652008
Decimal Degrees32.99856667, -82.40803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 59.914', W 82° 24.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 59' 54.84" N, 82° 24' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Georgia 4 Business, Louisville GA 30434, US
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