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Montgomery County (Ga.) abstract of title

Montgomery County (Ga.) abstract of title

Descriptive Summary

Title: Montgomery County (Ga.) abstract of title
Creator: Georgia
Inclusive Dates: 1866
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms3870
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Pine Barrens land speculation occurred from 1789 to 1796 when Georgia governors George Walton, Edward Telfair and, George Mathews, while in office, made gifts of land grants covering more than three times as much land as Georgia then contained. The governors made grants of 29,097,866 acres of land in counties that consisted of only 8,717,960 acres. The disparity was most outstanding in Montgomery County. With an area of 407,680 acres, three men received land grants totalling 2,664,000 acres. All the grants given in Montgomery County totalled 7,436,995 acres. While single grants were limited to a maximum of 1,000 acres per person, multiple 1,000-acre grants were given to individuals.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a five-page abstract of title that summarizes certain real estate transactions in Montgomery County occuring between 1775 January 3 and 1866 November 26.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Montgomery County (Ga.) abstract of title, ms 3870, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Abstracts (summaries)
Land speculation -- Georgia.
Land titles -- Georgia.
Montgomery County (Ga.)
Shorter, James

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Abstract of title