James M. Harrup land grant
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James M. Harrup land grant

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harrup, James M.
Title: James M. Harrup land grant
Dates: 1833
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0370

Biographical/Historical Note

James M. Harrup lived in Walker's District of Greene County, Georgia, during the 1830s.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a land grant, dated April 1, 1833, for Lot No. 801 of 40 acres in the 12th District, 1st Section of Cherokee County, Georgia. The grant, by Governor Wilson Lumpkin, states this grant is in pursuance of the act of the General Assembly, "an Act to lay out the Gold Region in the Lands, at present in the occupancy of the Cherokee Indians, into small lots, and dispose of the same by separate Lottery." In the late 1820s, gold was discovered in the Cherokee territories of northern Georgia. The "gold rush" that ensued led to land lotteries in 1832 and 1833 for 40-acre "gold districts," sold for ten dollars a parcel.

Index Terms

Cherokee County (Ga.)
Cherokee Indians--Land tenure.
Harrup, James M.
Land grants.
Land speculation.
Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870.
Seals (artifacts)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], James M. Harrup land grant, MS 370, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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