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Deeds & Property

Material on this page from Donna Parrish Records


Forsyth County lies in what was originally the First, Second, Third, and Fourteenth Districts of Section 1 of Old Cherokee County.

First Section of (old) Cherokee County


District 3 - 1296 lots
District 2 - 1276 lots
District 1 - 513 lots
District 14 - 1417 lots

Many lots in the 1st, 2nd and 14th districts were fractional lots where they bordered the Chattahoochee River. All lots except the fractional lots were about 40 acres.

In 1857 when Milton County was formed most of District 1 and part of District 2 went to the new county.

In the 1950's, when Buford Dam was built, the resulting lake flooded many of the lots in District 14.


Georgia Militia Districts

Many references to property are by Militia Districts. See a breakdown of the Georgia Militia Districts for Forsyth County here.

Other Deeds and Bonds of Interest

Lease for Vann's Ferry made in 1827

Strickland Family Deed

Deed from J. A. H. Brownlow to O. Barker in 1854 (Lot 254-14-1)

Constable Bonds for 1852 and 1856.


Measurements
1 Forsyth County Land Lot = 40 acres = approximately 1/4 mile by 1/4 mile
1 rod = 16.5 feet = 5.5 yards
1 chain = 4 rods = 66 feet = 22 yards
1 furlong = 40 rods =  660 feet = 220 yards = 1/8th mile
1 mile = 320 rods = 5280 feet = 1760 yards



    

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