Cherokee County survey plat

Cherokee County survey plat

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: McDonald, Charles James, 1793-1860
Title: Cherokee County survey plat
Dates: 1832, 1840
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms839

Biographical/Historical Note

Beginning in 1832, Cherokee territory in present-day Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union counties entered into the lottery system and was dispersed to thousands of Georgia families. A separate lottery was held in 1832 to distribute forty-acre "gold districts" for $10 each in the same Cherokee area.

For more information see Land Lottery System in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

A survey plat, dated 10 July 1832, and grant, dated 18 December 1840 and signed by Governor Charles J. McDonald, which represents the tract of land drawn by Henry Potts, Sr., of Riden District, Jackson County, in the Cherokee land lottery and which is situated in the Seventeenth District of the Third Section of Cherokee County.

Index Terms

Cherokee Corner (Ga.)
Georgia--History--19th century.
Land surveys.
Potts, Henry, Sr.
Real property--Georgia--Cherokee County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cherokee County survey plat, ms839, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Survey plat and grant, 1832 July 10, 1840 December 18