The 1805 Georgia Land was the first experiment of
its ind in United States Partly in response to the Yazoo and Pine Barrens Land Frauds of the 1790s kind in the United States Partly in response to the Yazoo and Pine Barrens Land Frauds of the 1790s people of Georgia decided to distribute newly acuired lands using a lottery thereby minimizing opportunities for corruption Land lotteries had been used previously on a limited basis but the distribution "of public lands on a mass scale by lottery is uniue to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots using "public lands on a mass scale by lottery is uniue to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots using funds and then distributed by chance to eligible cit. .
Paul K. Graham ↠ 7 SummaryHrough the land lottery process in 1805 The information contained in this book was compiled from a variety of sources primarily the List of Persons Entitled to Draws the grant books and the Numerical List Sources used that to specific events and reuests include the Executive "Department Minutes records of the Georgia General Assembly and series "Minutes records of the Georgia General Assembly and three series land lottery documents In addition the List of Fortunate Drawers
THE PROCEEDINGS AND LEDGER OF FRACTIONSProceedings and Ledger of Fractions and the Index Leading to Page were used for verification purpos. Izens Widows and orphans classes typically disadvantaged under the headright system were specifically allowed to participate in the land lottery As the first of eight Georgia land lotteries the 1805 Land Lottery served as the operational "model for those to follow and established districts and land lots the "for those to follow and districts and land lots as the units of Georgia's survey system over the township range and section The purpose of this book is to document the record of title transfer from the State of Georgia to an individual for each land lot distributed .