1833 Land Lottery in Georgia
Authority: Act of December 24, 1832
Date of Drawing of Land Lots: December 6 and 7, 1833
Date of Drawing of Gold Lots: December 9-13, 1833
Original Cherokee territory and a handful of land lots not placed in the prize wheels during earlier lotteries.
Sections and Districts
Tickets representing lots and fractions from the 1832 Land Lottery were placed in the land wheel and those from the 1832 Gold Lottery in the gold wheel. They were distributed in separate drawings. It is likely that the whole lots from earlier lotteries also were placed in the land wheel.
Size of Land Lots and Gold Lots
Lots varied in size, but the fractional lots from the 1832 Land Lottery were fewer than the 100 acres specified in the laws authorizing that lottery. Fractions result from irregular boundaries that prevent measurements in square lots.
Person Entitled to Draw
The remaining tickets bearing participants’ names from the 1832 Land Lottery were drawn to match tickets drawn from the Land Wheel, and remaining tickets bearing participants’ names from the 1832 Gold Lottery were drawn to match tickets drawn from the Gold Wheel.
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