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Census for the Western District of Georgia

Census for the Western District of Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Census for the Western District of Georgia
Creator: Georgia. Militia
Inclusive Dates: circa 1802
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1280
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Beginning in 1802, Georgia initiated periodic census-taking in various districts designated as militia districts. The captain commanding each district usually undertook the task of taking the census.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a census of the Western District, commanded by Captain Fane, territory ceded by the United States to the State of Georgia, ca. 1802. Research indicates this area may have been in the area that became the first Walton County, Georgia (now Transylvania County, North Carolina). Signed by Reubin Allen, the census lists the names of heads of families, number of "whites," number of "negroes," and total population.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Census for the Western District of Georgia, ms 1280, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Census records.
Georgia -- Census.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Census, circa 1802