- Savannah, 1733-1776. Under British rule.
- 1776-1782. During the American Revolution, the seat of government moved frequently to avoid the
British. At various times, state business was conducted at Savannah, Augusta (1779-1780), various
Wilkes County sites (1780-1781), including Heard's Fort, and Ebenezer
- 1783, Augusta
- Savannah, Augusta, 1784
- Savannah, 1785
- Augusta, 1786-1795
- Louisville, 1796-1806, First permanent capitol building.
- Milledgeville, 1807-1868 with one extraordinary session of the Legislature held in
Macon, February - March 1865
- Atlanta, 1868 to the present. The cornerstone
for the current Capitol building featured below was
dedicated 2 September 1885.
Other Significant Dates:
9 June 1732: Charter granted to Trustees
by King George, II. The Trustees operated the
Colony until 1752.
1752-1776: Georgia was a Royal province.
One of the benefits included the granting of land in fee
simple rather than the very limited tale male grants of
2 January 1788: Georgia became the fourth
state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, and the third
state to do so unanimously. In all probability,
Georgia had already ratified the U.S. Constitution
before receiving its copy of the Bill of Rights.
As part of the celebration of the nation's 150th
anniversary, Georgia's Legislature ratified the first
ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution on 24 March
19 January 1861: Georgia seceded from the
Union. On 6 March 1861, she ratified the Confederate
15 July 1870: Georgia was readmitted to
the Union by an Act of the U.S. Congress
State Constitution: Georgia has had
ten: 1777, 1789, 1798, 1861, 1865, 1868, 1877,
1945, 1976, and 1983.