|Creator:||Georgia. Inferior Court (Franklin County).|
|Title:||Franklin County, Georgia legal records|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1470 to MS 1477)|
Franklin County, in northeast Georgia, was the first county established in the state after the American Revolution (1775-83). William Bartram traveled through part of present-day Franklin County in 1773. At that time members of the Lower Cherokee Indian tribe lived there. The 1783 Treaty of Augusta established the land claim from the native residents. The county was created in 1784 and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. In 1787 parts of the original lands were ceded to South Carolina. New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved March 5, 2009)
The collection consists of legal documents from the Inferior Court of Franklin County from the 1820s to 1857. It was used as a scrapbook and many of the pages have been clipped or are missing.
Franklin County, Georgia legal records, MS 1477. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.