|Title:||Wilkes County index to deeds|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized volume)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a large bound ledger volume with a listing of deeds from Wilkes County, Georgia, that range from the early 1900s to approximately 1985.|
Located in east central Georgia, Wilkes County was created in 1777. The state's first county, it was originally far larger than its current 471 square miles. Wilkes County is named for John Wilkes, a colorful member of British Parliament who opposed some of the British policies that eventually led to the American Revolution (1775-83). Creek and Cherokee people originally held the land but lost it to whites in a treaty signed in 1773. --- Wilkes County - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved June 23, 2009)
Wilkes County index to deeds. MS 2309. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.