Louisville Made Capital
The City of Lousiville Becomes the Capital of Georgia
A History of the Capitals
2nd - Augusta was the second capital, but it was located too far east for the expanding state.
3rd - Louisville is created as the third capital in 1786 so that the capital would be centrally located for the citizens.
4th - Milledgeville is the fourth capital in 1807.
5th - Atlanta becomes, and stays, the capital in 1877.
Old Slave Market
Louisville was home to a slave market, which were very common in the south.
At the time it was created as the capital, Louisville was easier to reach for most Georgia settlers.
Burning of the Papers
The Yazoo Act documents were historically burned in front of this capital building.