MANUSCRIPT SURVEY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

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AUTHOR:

THOMSON, CLAUD

TITLE:

[untitled plat map of 147,773 acres in Georgia granted to Daniel Beall]

CONDITION:

23 1/4” x 19”. Manuscript, red and black ink on paper. On the verso of the plat map is a detailed description of the tract. Very good condition.

DATE:

1794

DESCRIPTION:

This detailed plat map and accompanying description is for a vast 18th century land grant in northeast Georgia. The grant was located on the headwaters of the Hudson River -virtually the entire area of present Banks County- and extends north to include a portion of present Lake Lanier. The grant was originally made in the name of Daniel Beall, and is now resurveyed for Patrick Cruikshanks. It has been divided for resale into 148 smaller tracts. The grant lay beyond the Georgia frontier at the time of the 1794 resurvey, and the lengthy text on the back gives an interesting description of the area and its old growth forests: “Within less than a quarter of a mile below the shoal on Hudson [River] there has been lately a military station fixt, of Horse & Foot, to which there are Waggon Roads from different places in the settlements.” There is a considerable quantity of land that will produce tobacco, indigo or wheat, plus corn, cotton, rice, rye, oats, and other crops. The growth of Timber includes “White, Red, Black, Water, & Post Oaks, Pine, Hickory, Poplar, Gum, Chestnut, Persimon, Maple, with some Walnut, & Mulberry, &&.” Eighteenth century Georgia land surveys of this quality are extremely scarce.

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