Chatham County (Ga.) records
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Chatham County (Ga.) records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Chatham County (Ga.)
Title: Chatham County (Ga.) records
Dates: 1782-1837
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1742

Biographical/Historical Note

Chatham County, Georgia, named for William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham, was formed from the parishes of Christ Church Paris and St. Phillip in 1777. Savannah is the county seat.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of records from Chatham County, Georgia. Included are a typescript of a map index in the Office of Superior Court; a judgment docket from Superior Court, 1782-1837; a register of "Free Persons of Color," 1826-1835; an unidentified store account book, 1783-1796; a Supreme Court record index to docket of writs (proceedings) commending 1799, Georgia Supreme Court; Inferior Court records, 1795-1802; an index to a judgment docket, Inferior Court; and a list of those entitled to draw in the land lottery of 1832.

These records were microfilmed by the Georgia Department of State between 1946 and 1979 (exact date unknown).

Index Terms

Account books.
Chatham County (Ga.)
Indexes (reference sources)
Judicial records.
Registers (lists)

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Chatham County (Ga.) records, MS 1742, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1X-1742-01. Chatham County records