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Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Colonial and Headright Grant Books

 Series
Identifier: 003-04-012

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.

Dates

  • Created: 1755-1909

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Extent

58.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

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.

Related Publications

Index to the headright and bounty grants of Georgia, 1756-1909 / ed. by Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. available on site at The Georgia Archives. F285 .L814 1992

Creator

Title
Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Colonial and Headright Grant Books
Author
Georgia Archives
Description rules
Local
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

Contact:
5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States