The original Colonial and Headright Plat Indices were compiled between 1856 and 1859 in four manuscript volumes. Separate volumes cover all names beginning with the letters A through F, G through M, N through S, and T through Z. The index lists the name of the person for whom the land was surveyed, the number of acres, watercourses if any, the year of the survey, the plat volume and page number in which the plat is recorded.
Although land continued to be granted under the headright system until 1909, there is only one plat recorded in this index after 1858, dated 1866.
This database was originally published by Mary A. Abbe with assistance of a grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation. The Archives acknowledges Ms. Abbe's willingness to let us share her data with the public without charge.
Colonial and Headright Plat Books are available on microfilm at the Georgia Archives.
This collection was completed and launched in June 2009.
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