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fieldnotes

About this collection

Before Georgia's land lotteries of 1805-1833, land surveyors measured the districts to be distributed and drew plat maps. These are the field notes from the original surveys.


These field notebooks accompany the District Plats of Survey, though not all field notebooks have a corresponding plat map (some plat maps from these original surveys no longer survive, and some plat maps were created from later surveys).

 

Only two sets of field notes from the two earliest land lotteries have survived:  Baldwin, District 4 (1805 Lottery) and Wilkinson, District 7 (1807 Lottery).

 

These records are from Record Group 003-03-025, Surveyor General -- Survey Records -- Field Notebooks.

 

Usage Note: Students and teachers may use images in classroom reports and presentations if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives. Each image has a "Cite as" field in the Document Description. Users can form a complete citation by combining the "Title," date the survey was begun, and "Cite as" fields for the individual image.

 

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This collection was completed and launched in March 2007.

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