Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Colonial and Headright Grant Books
Scope and Contents
This series consists of recorded grants issued by the provincial and state governors of the Colony and State of Georgia for lands primarily east of the Oconee River. Grants act as the initial title to public lands as issued to individuals upon petition, warrant, and survey of the land. Recorded in the grant is the name of the grantee, the county or parish in which the land was situated, a description of the land, the number of acres, and the date of the grant.
- Created: 1755-1909
- Surveyor General (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
58.25 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Chronologically. Each volume is indexed in the beginning by the first letter of the grantee’s surname.
Physical Access Requirements
Please use the online collection at www.familysearch.org, Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909. Users will need to create a free online registration to view records. Available in repository on microfilm.
- Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Colonial and Headright Grant Books
- Georgia Archives
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