1832 (Seventh or Gold Lottery) Land Lottery in Georgia
Authority: Act of December 24, 1831
This act mandated that approximately a third of the 160-acre land districts to be laid out under the act of December 21, 1830, be designated as gold districts of 40 acres each and to be distributed in a separate lottery.
Date of Drawing: October 22, 1832-May 1, 1833
The original Cherokee Indian territory became Cherokee County by an Act of December 26, 1831. A law passed on December 3, 1832, divided original Cherokee County into ten counties: Cass (renamed Bartow), Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union. In the drawing of tickets and in the granting of the land, the area was treated only as Cherokee territory. It was divided between land lots distributed by the sixth land lottery and “gold” lots that were distributed by the seventh land lottery.
Sections and Land Districts
First Section: Districts 1-5, 11-15
Second Section: Districts 1-3, 15-19, 21
Third Section: Districts 1-4, 17-21
Fourth Section: Districts 1-3, 16-17
Size of Gold Lots
Person Entitled to Draw
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