Georgia Land Grant: Lot 295, LaGrange, Troup County

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Georgia Land Grant: Lot 295, LaGrange, Troup County
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Survey date: January 13, 1827. Map scale: 20 chains to the inch. Lot 295, fifth district, third section, Troup County. Signed by Samuel Reid, surveyor. The 2nd quality oak and hickory lot was drawn at lottery to Charlotte Lockhart, a widow living in the Jones District in Jefferson County, somewhere near Louisville, Georgia. Signed by Governor G. M. Troup boldly along the bottom fold where the ribbon and medallion are attached. Slight foxing at center where medallion was touching the paper when folded over the last two centuries. The lot was 202.5 acres, designated as a non-gold lot, drawn five years before the gold lottery. This particular lot is in far eastern central Georgia near the Chattahoochee River and what is today Lake LaGrange. It was near a place known as La Grange, Georgia. Governor George McIntosh Troup was Governor from 1823 to 1827 and twice a United States Senator. His term was dominated by his attempt to remove Indians and open land for white settlers. In 1827 county surveyor Samuel Reid laid out LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia. Samuel Reid was also justice of the Inferior Court at that time. He was the son of Alexander Reid a noted farmer and slave owner in Putnam County. Alexander moved to Putnam County in 1806, where he continued his activities as a planter and owned a large retinue of slaves. He served one term in the State Legislature, and was an active state's rights democrat. This land grant definitely shows its age (foxing, few tears, medallion is unreadable). Please see photograph for details. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: 1827 Location: Troup County, Georgia HWAC# 57026