Franklin County, Georgia legal records

Franklin County, Georgia legal records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia. Inferior Court (Franklin County).
Title: Franklin County, Georgia legal records
Dates: 1820s-1857
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1470 to MS 1477)
Coll. Number: ms1477(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

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 (Retrieved March 5, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Actions and defenses--Georgia--Franklin County--Sources.
Court records--Georgia--Franklin County--History--Sources.
Courts--Georgia--Franklin County--History--Sources.
Franklin County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
Legal documents--Georgia--Franklin County--Sources.
Legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Franklin County, Georgia legal records, MS 1477. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Legal records, 1820s-1857